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TP5658 - Rhos Dirion
 
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Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S6587
OSGB36 Station :
SN94/T57
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5658
County :
Powys
Nearest town :
HAY ON WYE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Rhos DirionSN94/T57SN94T057321147.74233403.68712.9273PILLAR01/06/1952201/06/1952N0

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There are 87 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 843rd with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.88/10 (from 149 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Jan 1970
Was Last logged: 9th Mar 2024

Of the 149 logged visits,
21 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 402m
The average error was 29m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 9th Mar 2024  14:35  by AlexKendall87

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


Damaged 5th Nov 2023  14:56  by DeniseMc

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

From north along ridge , first ascent 1997. Large crack and exposed plinth.


Slightly damaged 5th Nov 2023  14:56  by RichardM

Gridref: SO 21150 33405   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Moated today. Cracks on S and E sides.


Damaged 14th Sep 2023  00:00  by [email protected]

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10




Good condition 19th Jun 2023  12:17  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Out geocaching and the steps close by made a nice seat for a picnic. Great views


Good condition 10th Jun 2023  15:00  by GMann73

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

A decent trig, nothing more to say


Not Logged 20th May 2023  09:59  by Catherineraine

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


Not Logged 21st Feb 2023  08:45  by pljg

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

Amazing views from here, above an inversion, with only Pen y Fan visible above the cloud

The view from nearby ©pljg


Good condition 19th Nov 2022  14:43  by Seth7,CLJ &RLJ

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

Walk up from Gospel Pass passing LHK on route to Waun Fach. Left it a bit late today as we weren't going to venture out (Garden/watch son play footie) but game called off so off we went. Lots out along the road but our route was a little quieter. Walk to tig was straight forward and paths good, peaty in places and helicopter out moving stone to make paths even better in the future. Trig has a crack on one side and all SH are closed, cap missing. Spider still in place and Flush bracket. Cold wind blowing but dry with super views around and on route.


Damaged 1st Oct 2022  11:05  by janineharris44

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

2/2 after Hay Bluff walking along the ridge. Amazing views along the bluff. Trig sat in a puddle. Trig cracked but spider and FB are intact.

©janineharris44
©janineharris44


Good condition 3rd Sep 2022  12:30  by Steve Pennock

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited on an 11 mile walk from the Castle Dinas Inn


Good condition 3rd Sep 2022  12:28  by Foxy

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I was part of a group of four from Dearne Valley Walking Group in the Brecons to complete an 11 Mike that included Y Grib - The Dragons Back. From there we took a detour to Rhos Dirion to visit the trig point. The hike had some amazing views including many of The Dragons Back but they were not so good at the site of the trig point. It was in reasonable condition but the centre from the spider was missing and the foundations were partly exposed.

Flush bracket ©Foxy
The spider ©Foxy
The pillar ©Foxy
Me & other members of Dearne Valley Walking Group & the trig ©Foxy


Slightly damaged 24th Aug 2022  00:00  by [email protected]

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Jul 2022  13:20  by 22thenext500

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walk from Hay Bluff car park along the ridges. Negotiating the drive up and down the lanes proved more challenging than the walk.

©22thenext500


Not Logged 30th Apr 2022  09:10  by Dan Baddeley

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


Good condition 16th Apr 2022  12:11  by Mitzie

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

camping at Brecons. Great walk just before Lord Hereford's nob


Slightly damaged 3rd Apr 2022  13:31  by TrackingTrigs

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


Slightly damaged 2nd Apr 2022  14:04  by JoeNTMY

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Part of a 17 mile circular walk with Duncan68


Slightly damaged 2nd Apr 2022  14:04  by Duncan68

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


Slightly damaged 26th Mar 2022  08:00  by wandering_rjt

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

From Gospel Pass car park. Crack in pillar. Glorious day, up in the late teens. This day last year it was snowing. Cracking views up to Pen y Fan and gang.


Good condition 20th Jan 2022  13:30  by Dmorgan2508

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Circular walk from mynydd ddu car park.

©Dmorgan2508


Good condition 16th Jan 2022  12:25  by adventure_stricken

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

©adventure_stricken


Good condition 16th Oct 2021  12:30  by SebastienCale

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

Quick up and back from Gospel Pass on a fine day. Excellent views.


Damaged 26th Sep 2021  12:22  by Walking with Gerald

Gridref: SO 21142 33403   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 24th Aug 2021  15:00  by Oli_j

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


Good condition 31st May 2021  16:25  by DelBoyF63

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fantastic views, walked there from Gospel Pass painted white with welsh dragon logo in red.


Good condition 11th Apr 2021  11:44  by Jodie-trigs

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Mynydd Du car park and walked to Grwyne Fawr Reservoir before heading to the trigpoint.

Rhos Dirion Trigpoint
Rhos Dirion Flush Bracket


Not Logged 24th Dec 2020  13:04  by GrowlerOutdoor

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

Found with Kristtim & Piggy

Pig on Trig ©GrowlerOutdoor


Not Logged 7th Oct 2020  10:51  by reyjam

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


Good condition 1st Sep 2020  14:16  by BarryHorton

Gridref: SO 21147 33404   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

in fine condition on a sunny day.


Good condition 29th Aug 2020  00:00  by lost!

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views ,trig painted white with Welsh dragon.

Rhos Dirion


Good condition 8th Aug 2020  00:00  by carolje

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


Slightly damaged 7th Aug 2020  20:47  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Timed it very nicely for a stunning sunset up here.


Good condition 2nd Jul 2020  16:02  by Izzy Watts

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


Good condition 1st Apr 2020  11:45  by Toops

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


Good condition 29th Dec 2019  16:00  by berrington

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

beautiful day with low cloud below the summit. Pillar in reasonable condition with centre cap missing as per...


Not Logged 29th Dec 2019  12:05  by Megan

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


Slightly damaged 13th Aug 2019  13:30  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

A great walk with my mum, brother and nephew. We walked up the valley from the car park at Blaen-y-cwm to the SE and then back along the ridge. Amazing views! Me, Mum, Simon, Caspar, Heyko 713m

People enjoying the trig! Me, Mum, Simon, Caspar and Heyko enjoy the amazing walking and views©dpeberdy


Good condition 16th Jun 2019  13:30  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Enjoyed a circular walk which took me to this one.

BRISTOLIAN visits Rhos Dirion. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 19th May 2019  09:04  by angelaspired

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

Part of BBMC


Damaged 18th May 2019  14:27  by retired trigger

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Apr 2019  11:40  by gower lad

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

1/5 on circular walk from Gospel Pass via Llanthony. Grey day and misty spoiling excellent view to N.


Slightly damaged 10th Dec 2018  15:45  by painterman61

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Walked on from lord hereford's knob fair views here not much light left

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
View from lord herefords knob ©painterman61


Not Logged 11th Oct 2018  10:45  by MGT67

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


Good condition 21st Sep 2018  19:57  by Chalky

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider centre open no cap or plug.


Damaged 7th Sep 2018  10:15  by newestindustry

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


Good condition 12th May 2018  12:58  by The Coachmans Pair

Gridref: SO 21147 33406   FB Number: S6587  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.


Good condition 17th Apr 2018  07:15  by AndyJ

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


Damaged 18th Jul 2017  12:32  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Bagged as part of a 21 mile 6-trig circular walk. Approached from Bal Mawr. Extensive view N. Continued on to Pen-Y-Beacon via Twmpa.

Rhos Dirion ©paulxtr


Good condition 13th May 2017  13:49  by Captainbob542

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

Bagged while doing the Black Mountain Challenge.


Not Logged 27th Apr 2017  12:40  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged on a twenty five mile loop on the Black Mountains. A chilly day but well worth the effort.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Not Logged 18th Feb 2017  06:02  by mountain jack

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


Good condition 3rd Dec 2016  10:08  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SO 21143 33404   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Andrew hunt


Not Logged 15th Oct 2016  12:20  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

asher and marley at trig


Slightly damaged 6th Oct 2016  09:08  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SO 21148 33406   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked up from Gospel pass over Lord Herefords Knob. Beautiful sunny day but very very windy. Pillar slightly damaged a with crack on one side, painted white and plug missing. Standing in a pond. Excellent views


Crack along one side


Not Logged 2nd Oct 2016  10:35  by ltrc

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


Good condition 23rd Sep 2016  12:30  by SianC

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


Slightly damaged 14th Aug 2016  13:34  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SO 21151 33407   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Parking on the Gospel Pass then over Lord Herifords Knob/Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Pen-Y-Manllwyn, Waun Fach, Pen-Y Gadair Fawr, Back Via Gryne Fawr, Rhiw-Y-Fan, back over Lord Herifords Knob/Twmpa. Pillar has a crack, other than that looks good to me, no pond either today :) amazing walk and views today

Pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 18th Jun 2016  15:20  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

One of our longer walks to hunt down a trig. Walked up the old tramway to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir and on up the track to the top. Great to see the gliders low overhead, launched from the Talgarth club.

Trig Island ©Richofsebast
Low Gliding ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 30th May 2016  10:00  by underhill

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 28th May 2016  17:30  by bwm

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 5th May 2016  00:00  by Ronaldo333

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


Slightly damaged 18th Feb 2016  11:49  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Bagged on a long walk in the Black Mountains.


Good condition 2nd Aug 2015  14:45  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 21151 33409   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Bagged on a beautiful day in the Black Mountains


Not Logged 3rd Jul 2015  16:17  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SO 21148 33404   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 21st Feb 2015  09:34  by g4wsb

Gridref: SO 21151 33406   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 21st Jun 2014  17:47  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 18th Jun 2014  11:04  by dewi o dre-gwyr

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

Laughing boy at the Trig


Damaged 22nd Mar 2014  09:35  by runblue

Gridref: SO 21140 33410   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

First of six trigs logged today on an epic 40 mile ultra run from Talgarth

©runblue


Slightly damaged 30th Oct 2013  13:00  by von-horst

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Found whilst caching nearby. Some cracking to rear face but otherwise ok. Lovely spot and superb views.

The rear face is cracked...
A superbly atmospheric spot.
The flush bracket.


Damaged 25th Sep 2013  11:23  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Above date is most recent of four visits, first in March, 1975. Top of pillar was swarming with midges on a warm September day which also had flying ants erupting all over the moors.


Good condition 1st Sep 2013  14:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked over Lord Herefords Knob from Gospel Pass .. Excellent views ..


Not Logged 29th Jul 2013  13:18  by mntainman

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


Good condition 27th May 2013  09:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walking to Waun Fach from Gospal Path Car Park via Lord Hereford's Knob. Windy but dry.

PKBathrooms & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Damaged 27th May 2013  09:45  by pkbathrooms

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Came with Dusty. Wife text me to say there was a car show in Abergavenny today, I told not here there isn't and that I was in need of some oxygen!!!! At least it is dry and amazing views. Nice paint job on the trig.







Good condition 18th May 2013  12:38  by philpb

Gridref: SO 21146 33408   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

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

Trigpoint
Flush Bracket
Spider


Good condition 3rd Oct 2012  09:22  by HiraethHuw

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

Passed this trig on a walk in the summer, and couldn't stop thinking about it afterwards as it was in a poor way. So I returned with water,scouring pads,a wire brush (best tool) and 2.5l of best masonry paint. It took 3 hours to clean up,then fill the cracks,wait,then paint.Went for a long walk to keep warm! After 4 hours another coat then off to seek warmth off the hill. What a great way to spend a work rest day! Now, which ones next....?

Before restoration 03/10/2012
Ta daa! The paint has a 15 years guarantee - does this apply to mountain based trigs??


Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2012  13:30  by bowlesy

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


Good condition 22nd Mar 2012  10:40  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

nice day on the hills hazy sunshine


Good condition 13th Nov 2011  13:40  by Merthyr_boy

Gridref: SO 21100 33400   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Damaged 10th Nov 2011  10:12  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Always a great spot here!


Slightly damaged 23rd Oct 2011  14:18  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

pillar
flush bracket


Slightly damaged 19th Oct 2011  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 27th Sep 2011  13:23  by CandS37

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Beautiful day, stunning views. Trig surrounded by moat and showing cracks.

Trig with moat ©CandS37


Slightly damaged 15th Sep 2011  11:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

From Capel-y-ffin to bag Chwarel y Fan, then back to Rhos Dirion then Twmpa on sunny morning, then bag via Blaen-bwch.


Slightly damaged 29th Aug 2011  15:17  by Sam

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

A good walk over from Twmpa. Amazing views. I would like to point out, like others have mentioned, the pillar is quite cracked and there is a mini sea you have to cross to get to it ;-)


Slightly damaged 17th Aug 2011  13:48  by sixtyplus

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

A fabulous walk around the reservoir. Trig pillar unpainted with a crack at the base on one side


Not Logged 7th Jun 2011  16:43  by PeterKirkwood

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


Not Logged 14th May 2011  16:28  by AndyKeen

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


Damaged 25th Nov 2010  12:00  by tim747

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10


Damaged 2nd Oct 2010  12:08  by jonglew

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Located on the northern escarpment of the Black Mountains, quite barren and wind swept in this area. The trig has a large crack in it and had its own moat when we visited. We walked up from a car park on the Gospel Pass and over Lord Hereford's Knob to the trig.

Pillar TP5658©jonglew


Damaged 30th Sep 2010  14:00  by Erme Harrier

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

Came here on final part of a 20km run. Although the rest of the run was mostly shrouded in mist, there were great views from here. It is possible to park on the grass in Rhos Fach and head up a stone track. Look for the gate on the left hand side as the path begins to get more level - it should be visible even in the mist.


Slightly damaged 18th Aug 2010  10:06  by VBForever

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

©VBForever


Damaged 9th Aug 2010  15:18  by Tikal

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 31st May 2010  09:50  by Darad

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


Damaged 27th Oct 2009  00:00  by rupertal

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


Slightly damaged 27th Sep 2009  00:00  by yt

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


Slightly damaged 22nd Aug 2009  14:00  by Shelfyowen

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

Stunning views of the back of the beacons. A great place for starting if your new to hiking


Damaged 21st Aug 2009  16:45  by ProSpec

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Following the Nuttalls route - the Eastern Black Mountains walk.

The Pillar


Slightly damaged 8th Aug 2009  13:04  by Stevie Boy

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

Came up here via Lord Herefords Knob (690m) & passed a group of ponies.Bit of water round the cracked pillar.A few steps to the north gives fantastic views over the Wye Valley,to the Beacons,Radnor Hills,Shropshire,etc.I believe this to be the 2nd highest remaining Black Mountain pillar.Carried along west along ridge before descending a steep,rocky path & a long walk back to Hay Bluff.Beautiful weather.


Slightly damaged 24th May 2009  11:07  by Loz&Bib

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

We came on a great day and we could see for miles.


Slightly damaged 21st Mar 2009  14:36  by theblack

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


Damaged 31st Jan 2009  13:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 3rd Jan 2009  13:30  by Chaotica_UK

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Cold and dry, hence no water moat this time, but has a crack across it. I would upload the picture but this website has decided that its in the wrong format(?)!


Damaged 18th Nov 2008  12:20  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

The trig's base is an island in a large pool of water. Got close enough to read the numbers though. Bad cracking round the lower half of the pillar. Good views and gliders silently flying above.


Not Logged 18th Sep 2008  10:37  by sniffadogz

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

Lovely day, but a bit hazey, so views not as good as the could be.


Slightly damaged 21st Jul 2008  10:43  by oggysprinks

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Superb views on a very clear day!


Slightly damaged 13th Jul 2008  17:04  by welshmike

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

Lovely day so the views from the pillar were impressive. Pillar slightly damaged and standing in a small pond.

©welshmike


Good condition 4th Jul 2008  12:39  by mad max

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


Not Logged 11th Apr 2008  00:00  by Curlew

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


Damaged 23rd Feb 2008  11:50  by asbown

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

circular walk from capel-y-ffin taking in the county tops of monmouthshire and herefordshire. trig damaged.


Slightly damaged 16th Dec 2007  11:12  by Dobunnis

Gridref: SO 21148 33408   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

We walked over from Lord Hereford's Knob on a frosty, cold (sub-zero) and very windy morning. At least it was not very muddy since the ground was frozen but there was a "puddle" of ice around the trig. A bit too misty to have the best views but it was brighter down in the valley.

Carolyn on the ice around the trig


Slightly damaged 27th Nov 2007  10:30  by Moggie25

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


Damaged 28th Oct 2007  00:00  by caroleengel

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


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2007  12:30  by desperate dan

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Fantastic day. Cycled up to Gospel pass from south. Gloriously hot and sunny. Yomped along ridge in trainers and shorts. Many people ridiculously over-equipped for such a good day. Back to Hereford with a tailwind - who could ask for more.


Damaged 12th Aug 2007  12:26  by stignest

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

nasty cracks on concrete pillar. views at edge are stunning.


Slightly damaged 29th Jul 2007  11:30  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Bagged while geocaching. Terrific views although the tide was in around the base :)

Rhos Dirion
Rhos dirion S6487


Damaged 20th May 2007  14:00  by Tony J

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10


Damaged 8th May 2007  18:30  by martinc

Gridref: SO 21145 33400   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Plug missing. Getting very cracked


Damaged 10th Mar 2007  15:00  by Andy West

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


Damaged 20th Jan 2007  15:45  by daveyboy

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

At 713 metres AOD and being right on the north edge of the Black Mountains this is one fine trig point to visit. I did this after Pen y Beacon. From Pen y Beacon via Lord Herefords Knob then after Rhos Dirion the weather turned rather nast and an escape route was done by heading south along the ridge and back to the car. In the trek that day I only met one other lad and that was when I was heading down he was heading up...! MAD

S6587 Rhos Dirion pillar with the great Black Mountains ridge in the back.©daveyboy
S6587 Standing next to Rhos Dirions damaged trig. ©daveyboy


Slightly damaged 16th Dec 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

No cap or plug. Shallow diagonal cracks in lower half. Nice grassy summit, twilight of a fine winter's day.


Damaged 9th Nov 2006  14:01  by Teasel

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

Nice views from here today. Bagged along with nearby cache.


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2006  17:00  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Two large cracks on the pillar. Views are spectacular on this popular walkers route.

Cracked Trig ©SidAndBob


Slightly damaged 1st Jul 2006  10:00  by DanTrig

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

12.5 mile walk from the top of the Gospel Pass, bagging Lord Herefords Knob, Rhos Dirion trig, Hay Bluff (Pen Y Beacon) trig and Black Hill (Craswall) trig.


Slightly damaged 25th Jun 2006  10:55  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Got this one whilst doing "Lord Herefords Knob" geocache. Very quiet on the hills today. Must have something to do with the football. Got back to parked car on Gospel Pass and found three London Hired mini buses blocking everyone in. Had to treck off in search of the drivers not too far away thank goodness.

Booboo on trig


Slightly damaged 26th Feb 2006  15:30  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Back end of a very long day in ankle to knee deep snow one top and 2 miles on the road left. No deterioration here in the past year still lots of deep cracks


Slightly damaged 18th Feb 2006  13:00  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: SO 21148 33404   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

The local farmer and his dogs were very friendly as we parked the 2 cars before a pleasant 4 hour round trip hike to the Trig point. Climbing up the steep slopes, we popped up above the morning fog into the Sun; we later watched the fog roll away out of the valleys like a sea tide, leaving behind nothing but stunning views. Bagged along with Simon, Dave, Craig and Graham on a 'lads weekend' in Wales. I forgot to fill up the water flask!

Rhos Dirion Trig ©jamesleesaunders


Slightly damaged 18th Feb 2006  12:56  by Dreadycraig

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

A big jump or wet feet with this one!

©Dreadycraig


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2005  14:15  by DesG

Gridref: SO 21550 33405   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Wet walk from Gospel Pass but cleared up nicely for our return.

©DesG
©DesG


Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2005  11:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 21100 33400   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Lovely walk from gospel pass on way to FTF Cache!Had pic taken with hound and Team Building Group so day not wasted!

Still in puddle of water and damage v visible.


Slightly damaged 3rd Jan 2005  11:20  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SO 21147 33411   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Crack now expanded onto two faces. Still alot of life left in it but vulnerable if not repaired soon.

Damage to trig point


Slightly damaged 30th Oct 2004  14:00  by scafell3210

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Midland Ski Club High Altitude Training Weekend Plug Missing.

Rhos Dirion - Flush Bracket Rhos Dirion - Flush Bracket©scafell3210
Rhos Dirion - The Trig Rhos Dirion - The Trig with Sam admiring©scafell3210


Slightly damaged 11th Jul 2004  16:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Trig now has cracks in it and the plug missing. A couple of gliders were enjoying the breezy conditions. Good views south over the various mountains and north over the various valleys.

Trig Point


Slightly damaged 1st Oct 2003  12:40  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Visited during a long round of the hills surrounding Black Mountain.


Slightly damaged 12th Jun 2003  12:54  by rhayader_wanderer

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

part of a great circular walk from Capel y fin


Good condition 30th Dec 2002  11:32  by wjrs5

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

This was visited as a clue for the Lord Hereford's Knob cache. That's why I'm witholding the flush bracket number!


Good condition 2nd Nov 2002  15:04  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Up from Llanthony Priory on a very wet day. Stumbled across the trig sitting in a big puddle, after a long walk along the ridge. Views must be good, but we could see nothing.


Good condition 7th Jun 2002  15:00  by Crwydryn

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Square concrete pillar. spider centre missing.Erosion around base


Good condition 3rd Jul 1997  13:30  by Marshsand

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited on an early visit to the Black Mountains when Twmpa was also visited.


Good condition 25th Jan 1997  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S6587


Good condition 29th May 1996  10:45  by Crazy

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Finally finding my Cambrian Way walking legs and enjoying the fresh air.


Not Logged 2nd Sep 1995  00:00  by gowrie

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


Good condition 4th Feb 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In the middle of a puddle. Plug missing.


Good condition 23rd Jul 1994  13:55  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SO 21150 33405   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 11th Mar 1984  13:00  by arranc

Gridref: SO 21100 33400   FB Number: S6587  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Jan 1982  12:36  by fasgadh

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

Several visits on various Black Mountain combinations.


Damaged 1st Jan 1970  00:00  by Cositsthere

FB Number: TP565  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10


Damaged 1st Jan 1970  00:00  by Cositsthere

FB Number: S6587  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10



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