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TP6577 - Trendrine Hill
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Trendrine HillPP178PP178147876.3038758.15247.7351PILLAR01/06/1937101/07/1953N0

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There are 24 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2113th with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.42/10 (from 31 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Aug 2002
Was Last logged: 17th Oct 2022

Of the 31 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 95m
The average error was 17m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Andy West
The Tor with cap rock
By sven
Stunning weather and views
By sven
Pillar on its mound
By sven
Flush Bracket
My route!
By Quadbarrel
See 18 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 17th Oct 2022  11:30  by DanTrig

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

Easier than we thought it would be. We parked on B-road near Cists and pretty much followed the trail shown on OS maps up to wall, tor, then summit. The trail is existent eventhough quite small near top with plenty of gorse about. Before this we bagged Watch Croft trig to west. Nice views.

Good condition 29th Mar 2022  11:54  by asbown

Gridref: SW 47871 38759   FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed jonglews route, no problems.

Good condition 29th Mar 2022  11:54  by The reluctant trigger

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 24th Mar 2022  14:29  by Andy West

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

Good condition 25th Oct 2020  16:15  by massedgadget

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Struggle to get to this one along boggy tracks and through bracken and gorse

Good condition 18th Aug 2020  13:54  by sven

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

NOT to be attempted in shorts, unless wearing gaiters. Waterproof trousers as a minimum. Straightforward, but harder in summer when bracken has grown. There are three laybys one is actually an access apron to an old quarry. Park in any and find the gate access in the third (most easterly). Ascend the path, you will skirt behind the small quarry and ascend slope following the hedgeline/field boundary. Eventually you'll arrive at a wire fence. You can cross a wooden gate if you wish, but you'll flounder an extra 100m in knee-deep gorse and heather to a clear path. Turn left towards the granite tor with weathered cap rock. If you don't cross the gate, turn L and follow fence line up towards the granite tor with cap rock. Arrive at the tor, clamber up it and go right, 20m you arrive at a gate through fence line. The trig pillar is about 150 metres on from the gate through gorse, heather & grass. Painted white(has Garth Fenton been here with his paint pot?), the pillar has a cap intact. Sight holes open and stunning views. Return via the tor to the descent point of the wooden gate - it's quicker by far. 2nd highest Trig point in this area and my last one in the West Penwith area. It's taken 12 years of visits since Bartinney in 2008 to complete them. It's quite sad to have completed them all from the "guardian 4 from The Knavocks to Cudder Point". My favourite part of Cornwall.

Pillar on its mound
The Tor with cap rock
Cap Rock Trendrine Hill
Stunning weather and views

Slightly damaged 16th May 2020  15:27  by Cornish_Pilgrim90

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

1st Time up there but just timed it right as path to summit starting get overgrown.

Good condition 18th Oct 2019  18:12  by Collie_dogs

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst geocaching in the area!

A bit stormy out at sea!

Not Logged 15th Sep 2019  16:53  by hdfogy

FB Number: 1707  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 22nd Aug 2019  14:46  by slateloose

Gridref: SW 47800 38700   FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice easy walk thanks to the direction of the previous log (jonglew) look out for small gate just behind rocky outcrop for faint path N.E to trig point. Great views.

Good condition 19th Oct 2018  16:44  by jonglew

Gridref: SW 47873 38760   FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tricksie. From layby (SW 4730 3916), field gate into a rough cattle pasture. Followed fenceline to SW 4765 3859 then picked up a narrow track through gorse to trig. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Spider TP6577©jonglew
Pillar TP6577©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6577©jonglew

Good condition 15th Sep 2018  15:57  by plet56

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

Good condition 19th Jun 2018  10:33  by CJO

Gridref: SW 47874 38757   FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Mist at head height. Faint cattle paths. Large area of burnt gorse made for easier walking lower down.

Trendrine Hill

Good condition 5th Nov 2017  12:23  by dal

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent view point. Trig vgc. Intact cap. I struck up to the col SW of the trig. There was a bit of an intermittent path, but I lost it and so there was some gorse/bracken/heather/bramble. But I picked up the path that runs SW of the trig. Might have been better if I had aimed for the col to the W.

Not Logged 20th Jun 2017  13:28  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

From the North West, from the 189m high point of the B3306, where a track goes south to a col and NT Amalveor Downs. Layby to east. Followed overgrown but definite path all the way. Took first fork SE off track to follow overgrown wall/ path to ruined engine house (not immediately visible) at col. Then turned NE to right of obvious outcropping Tor on faint path. Crossed fence where ground levelled to gain obvious trig. Long trousers recommended but not at all bad.

Good condition 2nd May 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SW 47880 38765   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Beagletodun to south. Thru' gate SW482380 to grassy track. Path NW at SW 4818 3802. Right at SW 4814 3800 and cow path wends up to spot height 247

Not Logged 10th Apr 2017  11:55  by pat29

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Parked at Towednack Church, easy walking until we had to cross a bank/fence. not easy with Joint problems.but worth it when up the top of the Hill.


Good condition 11th Sep 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Inaccessible 4th Sep 2016  15:00  by widget

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

I tried the approach from Towednack Church, parking in its CP. Path started well but petered out several times as it reached shoulder-high bracken and gorse. So I drove around to a gateway on the B3306 to the E of the summit and met the farmer on his land who said try again in 6 weeks as the bracken and gorse were the worst he'd ever seen it....and he was worried about a new 2-strand fence he'd just erected. I got the message and gave up. On the way back I saw a pair of foxes in amongst the cows, sniffing at something. One of them shot off, the other boldly watched me as I walked by, not 30m away.

Good condition 6th May 2015  17:22  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Climbed up from gate to NE over briar and gorse to eventually gain summit and trig. I found a path of sorts on the way down.

Good condition 6th Jul 2014  09:00  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: SW 47875 38756   FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very glad I read Dart More's log before attempting this one. On a long run from Hayle to Carbis Bay via several trigpoints, this being the first. Followed a path all the way to the top (see map) which was fortunate as otherwise I don't think I would have made it. Superb views of both coasts from the top. Well worth the effort.

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Circular Plate
North Coast
South Coast
My route!

Good condition 2nd Apr 2012  08:20  by Dart More

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

Very slow going ascent from the east - steep climb, gorse and trip-wire brambles all the way. Thank goodness I'd decided to run in leggings rather than shorts. Met very obvious and well trodden path for the last two hundred metres along the ridge from the SE. Descended along the same path, easy passage all the way, which eventually brought me out on a track off the right angle bend on the minor road between Skillywadden and Amalveor. Not marked as a path on my Explorer 7 (pre national roll-out and numbering of Explorer range)but obviously well used. Trig in good condition with centre plate and BM in good condition

Good condition 28th Jan 2012  13:00  by CornishGazza

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

Stunning Penwith views from here. Visited whilst geocaching in the area.

Good condition 14th Jan 2012  11:48  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A bit of a slog to get to this one. No real distinctive footpath to this Trig.

Good condition 25th Oct 2011  11:04  by micks trigs

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

this can be seen quite easily from the main road ,i approached this from Towednack next to the church and walked to top over hedges and gorse and avoiding the odd cow on the way ,when on top the views where great

©micks trigs

Good condition 18th Jul 2010  07:28  by tom

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The pillar stands in a small clearing of the gorse and heather on a hill to the west of St Ives. Zennor Hill was ascended by means of an unmapped footpath through Tremedda Common from a small lay by on the B3306 to the north. Many of the mapped paths were not apparent on the ground and I was half way back down the hill toward Tregerthen before I picked up a path back to the top of the ridge. From here it was relatively easy to reach the saucers shaped granite outcrop 300 metres to the south west of the trig. The final approach was a prickly ascent of wading through knee high gorse to reach the pillar. The trig has a metal cap with shallow lettering and FB S1707. The site looks over the surrounding hills, moors and farmland. The ocean could be seen to the north and cloud was rolling in over the moors to the south west. Rosewall Hill, Trink Hill, Trencrom Hill and Knill’s Monument were prominent in the east. The area is littered with prehistoric stones and earthworks which were mostly hidden by the heavy gorse, heather and bracken. The hill is within the West Penwith part of the Cornwall AONB.

Good condition 26th Sep 2007  14:00  by Dusty

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The trigpoint lies above the largest of two Round Barrows. 62ft across and 9ft high. The smaller one to the south is 46ft across and 6ft high. Wearing shorts which was a huge mistake. Dogs & Mrs Dusty gave up with 300yds to go. By the time we returned to the car my legs were bloody and full of thorns. At some points we had to carry the dogs.The short walk I promised Mrs Dusty became a painful trek. Drinks in the Tinners Arms, Zennor went down a treat!

Trig point & view South West

Good condition 9th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. As last time, parked to W, at E end of bend, path thru bracken & gorse SE to saddle, then follows N side of fence, intermittent in places, to summit. Fine view but prickly ascent. Having been here before, I wore boots and thickish trousers to keep the pain to a minimum.

Good condition 12th Mar 2005  14:52  by Nr

Gridref: SW 47869 38755   FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Picked this one off whilst checking the strength of my knee on the circular walk from St Ives to Zennor Obviously holding up well as managed to scramble to this high viewpoint. Stopped @ the top for a brew b4 returning to St Ives

Good condition 28th Dec 2004  12:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1707  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Tough slog up from a parking spot at SW 473388 on the B3306. Some of the high trigs in Cornwall don't seem to have paths up to them so invariably it is a slog up through thick gorse and heather. Plenty of fierce looking cattle (Belted Galloways and hairy red ones) up here too just to keep you on your toes. Shane decided to stay in the car but I thought it worth the effort for an unvisited Primary trig. Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Not Logged 25th Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

no details noted, just the gorse - fine heathland summit, pleasant view, desparately prickly, to avoid follow FP from saddle to SW

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