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TP6307 - Tal-Y-Fan
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S7319
OSGB36 Station :
SH57/20
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6307
County :
Gwynedd
Nearest town :
PENMAENMAWR

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Tal-Y-FanSH57/20SH57S020272938.57372651.61610.2092PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0MAINTENANCE REQUIRED

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There are 46 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1732nd with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.54/10 (from 87 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Apr 1985
Was Last found intact: 16th Oct 2022
Was Last logged: 24th Jan 2023

Of the 87 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 65m
The average error was 26m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 24th Jan 2023  12:38  by Kabugh20

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


Slightly damaged 16th Oct 2022  00:00  by Axe Edge

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

On my way to meet a chum and spend a few days having adventures...weather permitting. I have been here before from the YHA, however decided to follow the DBR route from Conwy and fudge the return. A much better route to the pillar (who was attracting a few families walking the ridge). Gifting to Pensioners Special 7.95 in the best chippie in Kendal. The silver hair, we all display, determines that we qualify.


Good condition 24th Apr 2022  10:35  by beckroad

Gridref: SH 72900 72600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A 2hour return walk. Stone built pillar. No evidence of flush bracket or spider top. Welsh ponies roam these hills. Wonderful views on a clear sky blue day.


Not Logged 17th Apr 2022  13:10  by 2E0JWA

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

no flush bracket visible


Good condition 10th Oct 2021  00:00  by Trigpointerrier

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

Listed as damaged, no FB, no spider but a smart old thing really.


Damaged 24th Apr 2021  10:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SH 72900 72600   FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

A great little hill Great views on this summer day


Good condition 5th Dec 2020  12:09  by underhill

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

from car park roman road past standing stones follow wall path hop over wall near top of foel lwyd using protruding stones back to path down to bwlch and up tp Tal y Fan using path south of wall, no views fog and frozen ground but with Manon, Darcie and James so bril back down to bwlch using path to north of wall which is stronger then re return using path south to road pillar rebuilt


Good condition 8th Sep 2020  14:38  by NormanW

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

Snowdonia was covered in cloud, but this one was cloud free and eventually warm and sunny. An excellent viewpoint.


Damaged 13th Jun 2020  11:00  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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

Hard work getting there...


Good condition 21st Jul 2019  12:45  by Chris M0RSF

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

Excellent day out with Natalie and the dogs. Bit of scrambling for the last third or so. Nice views from the summit.

GW/NW-040 Tal-Y-Fan SOTA activation using 2M FM©Chris M0RSF


Not Logged 21st Jul 2019  11:30  by Nats

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

©Nats


Not Logged 15th Mar 2019  12:00  by Dan Baddeley

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


Good condition 5th Mar 2019  11:38  by Jeff Trig Point

Gridref: SH 72937 72653   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar in really good condition but obviously rebuilt minus FB and spider. Great views and can only send my respect for whoever rebuilt this trig, thanks. Do we need a rebuilt option? Agree with the comments copied from jonglew Sept 15 below - Not sure why it's marked as damaged. It's a 2007 rebuild, but cannot see any damage, unless that refers to the original, in which case it should be 'destroyed'. However, I've marked it as 'good'. Pillar is stone-built, has no FB or spider, although interestingly there is a spider-shaped impression in top cement screed.

©Jeff Trig Point


Damaged 14th Oct 2018  18:20  by Earby Rambler

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

Visited with P61 and Brunshaw,WOW!

Way up
Approach
Trig
Plaque
Panoramic
Panoramic


Damaged 14th Oct 2018  18:20  by painterman61

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

At last the clouds lifted off the Carneddau enabling us to have a clear view late in the day.Rebuilt pillar very large stunning views in the last of the light quickly back down in the fading light.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61


Not Logged 16th Feb 2018  11:39  by Robert Kemp

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


Damaged 26th Oct 2017  22:04  by Wayne Mac

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


Damaged 5th Oct 2017  11:42  by slateloose

Gridref: SH 72900 72600   FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked on grass verge near Cae Coch. Followed footpath from lane over several wall to reach the summit of the path before turn right up a rough path to the trig point. It was a very windy day so didn't stay too long at the top.


Damaged 19th Aug 2017  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Lovely views. From the stile to south of summit.


Damaged 8th Apr 2017  16:58  by greenbell

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Visitors to damaged trigs (who happen to be carrying some cement with them), take note, great to see a restored trig complete with spider imprint and restoration date. Fine walk from the Sychnant pass then up from the beautiful standing stones - ravens, skylarks and the year's first wheatears.





Damaged 21st Jan 2017  14:06  by Dun100an

Gridref: SH 72934 72659   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

great views. flush bracket missing.


Slightly damaged 11th Jul 2016  00:00  by Anthony

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


Damaged 20th Jun 2016  11:15  by Dusty

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

Soaked to the skin once more this morning.

Pillar
Spider
Rebuild info on pillar


Damaged 23rd Dec 2015  13:15  by pickle

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Rebuild without bracket. Good views though


Damaged 21st Nov 2015  12:50  by IWC

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


Good condition 5th Oct 2015  11:53  by VinceTP

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


Good condition 14th Sep 2015  10:58  by jonglew

Gridref: SH 72939 72656   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On a wet and breezy day with low cloud. On a round of Nuttalls, this being the first of 6 with only 2 trigs on the route! Not sure why it's marked as damaged. It's a 2007 rebuild, but cannot see any damage, unless that refers to the original, in which case it should be 'destroyed'. Howerver, I've marked it as 'good'. Pillar is stone-built, has no FB or spider, although interestingly there is a spider-shaped impression in top cement screed.

Pillar TP6307©jonglew
Top of Pillar TP6307©jonglew
Rebuild Info TP6307©jonglew


Damaged 8th Jul 2015  10:37  by CJO

Gridref: SH 72942 72653   FB Number: GONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

rebuilt. rustic stone no spider or FB. Day started off very wet, improved but still windy

Tal-Y-Fan


Not Logged 27th Jun 2015  00:00  by Ronaldo333

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


Good condition 5th Dec 2014  15:32  by mntainman

Gridref: SH 72940 72652   FB Number: REBUILT 20  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©mntainman


Damaged 22nd Sep 2014  13:35  by shropshire lasses

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

brilliant september sunshine great views and walk


Good condition 17th Sep 2013  14:30  by GM7something

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

Wet, windy miserable day...score for rebuilt trig..views ? 0 ( none)


Damaged 8th Mar 2013  14:10  by redDragon

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

Stone built pillar which has been rebuilt without flush bracket. Couldnt see a thing, but the climb up was good, alongside wall from the west.


Good condition 2nd Feb 2013  11:15  by tim747

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

2007 rebuild no FB


Good condition 18th Sep 2012  16:30  by Glaslyn

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

Revisit after visiting Foel Fras.


Slightly damaged 31st Mar 2012  09:55  by asbown

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

Parked at the car park, back down the lane and nice walk up, no views today.


Slightly damaged 22nd Jan 2012  12:00  by Steve&Gill

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

No metal base plate


Not Logged 21st Nov 2011  14:26  by rhosrobin

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


Damaged 6th Nov 2011  14:05  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked on car park at end of road to South west.Walked back alon the road to footpath then pleasant walk up hill to pillar with magnificent views over Llandudno and environs ...


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2011  15:04  by cazamaloo

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


Good condition 26th Sep 2011  13:47  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This walk was dedicated to my late uncle whom I coerced into accompanying me up here one day in 2005. I had a strong drink in his memory and then descended down to Rowen youth hostel.


Good condition 22nd Sep 2011  13:22  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SH 72930 72650   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 4th Aug 2011  07:30  by martinc

Gridref: SH 72938 72652   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Rebuilt pillar with no metalwork. Visited in cloud and rain.


Good condition 15th Oct 2010  19:15  by Mudpug

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Trig Point rebuilt, no flush bracket.


Damaged 11th Aug 2010  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Jul 2010  10:00  by DanTrig

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

Part of a 5 mile round from car park at end of road, was going to go opposite direction towards Foel-Fras and Carnedd Llewellyn but was thick cloud so decided to go for smaller hills, over Foel-Lwyd to Tal Y Fan.


Good condition 24th Jul 2010  06:32  by g4wsb

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

Rebuilt no bracket, sunny morning great views

©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Not Logged 14th Jun 2010  17:25  by PeterKirkwood

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


Damaged 14th Mar 2010  13:16  by Do you Always Get Lost

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


Damaged 18th Apr 2009  10:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Sunny clear morning, parked on road to south, did Foel Lwyd first, superb clear views.


Good condition 21st Mar 2009  15:12  by Terry L

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

Rebuilt stone pillar, with newly restored top [some height seems to have been lost], but still lacking all metalwork [including FB]. Public. Access Land. Snowdonia National Park. Stands above Roman road from Rowen to Aber. Ridge reached by public footpath from near Cae Coch Farm. Northernmost ground in Wales to reach 2000 ft.

Tal-Y-Fan pillar


Good condition 1st Jan 2009  14:30  by splash

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

Very good views to the coast and the end of the Carneddia Trig re built in 2007


Not Logged 1st Nov 2008  12:00  by stonefielders

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

in snow with the kids whilst geocaching


Good condition 29th Sep 2008  13:00  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SH 72943 72656   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Newly and solidly rebuilt from local stone. Flush bracket and spider marked out, but not in place. Very windy and wet, no views. Can echo Stonestreaker's comments about driving up these narrow gated lanes - gripping stuff!!

Tal-y-Fan Rebuilt with a slight curve. Note place for FB.
Tal-y-Fan Foundation stone!
Tal-y-Fan Position for spider marked out.
Tal-y-Fan Trigpoint.


Good condition 15th Aug 2008  18:25  by stignest

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

my last carnedd hewitt. walked in from bethesda via pyow. not the greatest weather. low cloud. but not raining at least. fine views. it feels mighty wild here.


Good condition 27th Jul 2008  12:04  by vegibagger

Gridref: SH 72900 72700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

large stone built trig, inscription on side Rebuilt 2007 WGJ, about 28" square on top. Pic Jamie Everett sitting on top!!

Jamie on Tal-y-Fan trig 27.7.08 ©vegibagger


Damaged 22nd Feb 2008  20:17  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Revisit for a Feb logging of the summit very strong winds today


Not Logged 13th Feb 2008  00:00  by Curlew

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


Damaged 13th Sep 2007  10:45  by PHMB

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

Walked up from Rowen and back via differant route(about 7 miles). Very good views from the top. Flush bracket was missing as was "spider". The brass hooks on top also missing. Evidence of rather poor repair work to the top of the trig with cement and small stones. Pillar is constructed of local stone blocks.


Damaged 28th May 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Stonebuilt, top has been rebuilt, perhaps awaiting a viewfinder. FB recess on S face still recognisable, but no metalwork remaining. Nice rock & grass hill, fine view.


Good condition 8th Apr 2007  00:00  by yt

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


Damaged 8th Apr 2007  00:00  by caroleengel

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


Damaged 17th Feb 2007  10:30  by Andy West

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


Slightly damaged 8th Oct 2006  08:30  by m0sgb

FB Number: S7139  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

not bad veiws around this trigpoint


Not Logged 11th Jul 2006  18:10  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Last of four tops as I take advantage of a meeting in Bangor to bag the remotest Welsh 2000's. The repointing is now several years old and holding up well. If walking from the south the car park is obvious but the post way in is from the Southern access via Llanbedr y Cennin, no gates but watch out for locals reversing blind onto the road from their driveways


Damaged 14th Apr 2006  13:55  by TRIGMAN

Gridref: SH 72939 72655   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

This 2000 footer was tackled from Roewen.The pillar had no spider or plate and at the time I did not realise it was a trigpoint.Nice views from summit

©TRIGMAN


Damaged 21st Jan 2006  10:45  by Father Ted

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

The stone-built pillar shows signs of having been repaired over the years but is still missing its spider and FB. Climbed in sunshine but the top was in mist so hard to give it any more than a 5 today. The tops cleared later making it a great day for a circular walk around to Drum etc.


Good condition 11th Jan 2006  10:26  by mad max

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


Damaged 16th Oct 2005  00:00  by Sprog

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


Damaged 12th Jun 2005  13:00  by G4OWG

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

Howling gale,rain and low cloud - suspect views would be good on a clear day.


Damaged 11th Jun 2005  11:30  by Trigglets

Gridref: SH 72939 72652   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Lovely views over the Conwy estuary and over to the Great Orme. Pity the trig column is damaged.

©Trigglets


Damaged 8th May 2005  19:59  by stonestreaker

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

really cold wet day- epic drive up from rowen in a transit - gated road NOT recommended for anything wider or longer than a micra! Great selection of standing stones and circles around about - Trigs and stones HEAVEN! must have been an important site as the romans tramped their road right through. oh yes the trig... its topless fbless but still standing


Damaged 17th Mar 2005  12:37  by barryhunter

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

Stunning scenery on an unusally clear day (for these parts anyway!). As previouslly mentioned the top is compleatly smashed, but the stones appeared to be placed back. The FB is just a recess (if it had one)

the trig and view to approx SE ©barryhunter
whats left of the FB (recess) ©barryhunter
the top in a sorry state ©barryhunter
towards SE ©barryhunter


Damaged 18th Jul 2004  12:00  by Crwydryn

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

Square stone pillar, top 1/3 smashed, no flush bracket in evidence. Good viewpoint


Not Logged 13th Sep 2003  18:42  by rhayader_wanderer

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

latest in long line of visits since the late 80's


Good condition 19th Jul 2003  15:00  by m1eyp

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


Damaged 1st Jan 2003  00:00  by Bramley

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


Not Logged 29th Oct 2001  14:02  by Chalky

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


Damaged 2nd Oct 2000  09:30  by countrymatters

Gridref: SH 72900 72600   FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Great view on a frosty day.


Damaged 11th Feb 1999  12:30  by Bridgeman

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

Winter walk up from Sychnant Pass. Lunch stop close to summit. Excellent visibility.

Tal Y Fan Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Good condition 29th Nov 1998  12:35  by Phil Clayton

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

Above date is most recent of three visits, first on 21/05/1983. Trig point stands on most northerly 2000 foot summit in Wales.


Damaged 12th Oct 1998  15:30  by Marshsand

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Visited on my first trip to the Carneddau on the "Nuttall" Northern Carneddau walk (1.3).


Damaged 27th May 1997  12:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Short walk from the carpark near Cae Coch


Damaged 28th Jun 1996  12:29  by Crazy

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

A steep, little sting in the tale at the end of a traverse of the Carneddau on the Cambrian Way but with the sun out it's a beautiful evening to be on the hills. Down to Rowen YH.


Damaged 5th Aug 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Built of local stone,spider still just there,but the surrounding stones had been removed.FB intact.The most northerly 2000' summit in Wales.


Good condition 10th Feb 1990  14:29  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7319  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The northernmost Welsh 2000'er and an obvious target for a Furth Donald bag. Up from Bettws y Coed on an overnighter


Good condition 5th Apr 1985  17:00  by arranc

Gridref: SH 72900 72700   FB Number: S7319  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

new anorak and wellys. well sign posted tracks over grass, with stiles over walls. Most northerly of the Carneddau. under cloud views of north coast, Angelsey and Menai Straits.



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