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Logged visits for SidAndBob
2013-02-23 12:00 - TP4649 (Marcle Hill)
Bright white pillar. Easily accessible. Near TV transmitter. Nice view of Malverns if rather flat and uninteresting otherwise. No views to the west due to trees.
Marcle Hill ©SidAndBob
2013-02-09 12:06 - TP0231 (Harthill)
Happened to be walking by (seriously). A very easy find at the moment. I can now hang up my bolt searching boots as this is my nearest bolt to home.
The elusive bolt, easy now ©SidAndBob
2012-08-30 12:30 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)
A beautiful clear day at Britain's highest trig.
The crew at Ben Nevis trigpoint ©SidAndBob
2012-03-24 15:09 - TP4913 (Moorhampton Hill)
Must be one of the best in Herefordshire. A scorching hot day and it's only March. Easy access. Came past Newbarns Farm. What a miserable bunch they are!
Bob at Moorhampton Hill trigpoint ©SidAndBob
2011-12-03 21:31 - TP2533 (Craig-Y-Dorth)
Found on a walk from Trellech. Score for the views near the site, rather than at the site. I live in the Wye Valley AONB and didn't even realise it stretched this far west. You live and learn. Simple access from SO 48745 08415.
2011-07-23 19:41 - TP6568 (Trecastle)
A great place on a beautiful evening. Nice stone shelter very close by.
Fan Brycheiniog ©SidAndBob
2011-06-25 15:14 - TP2319 (Cockyard Tump)
A lovely spot on a hot summer's day like today.
Cockyard Tump ©SidAndBob
2011-06-04 15:30 - TP1907 (Capler Camp)
Found near the end of a very humid day's walking, mainly on the WVW. Nice area, though views not spectacular.
2011-05-22 14:10 - TP4774 (Merbach Hill)
A lovely spot with some great views. Very well turned out trig.
Pure white trig. ©SidAndBob
2011-03-26 13:35 - TP5269 (Oxenton)
No views today due to a thick haze and after the hottest day of the year so far yesterday. Private land and registered as a scheduled monument. Deer on top and rotting crows dotted around the place strung up from trees.
2011-02-21 11:00 - TP4472 (Llangibby)
Nice area, but misty today.
2010-12-29 11:08 - TP5804 (Sandhurst Hill)
The only damage I could see was to the cement levelling the top surface. Very misty, so no views. Very muddy field today.
2010-10-27 13:48 - TP5004 (Mynydd Bwllfa)
Came up from Dare Valley Country Park. Very enjoyable, with great views to the Brecon Beacons, which were bathed in sunshine today. We were caught in a heavy shower. Lovely rainbow though.
2010-09-02 16:30 - TP2492 (Craig Fawr)
This pillar seems to attract a lot of graffiti. A lovely clear day.
Graig Fawr on the sunniest week of 2010 ©SidAndBob
2010-09-01 10:10 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)
I can't say the trig condition is good because there isn't a trig, just a topograph with the flush bracket mounted on it. A beautiful day, we came up early(ish) via the Pyg track and back via the Miners' track. 10 for the view, 1 for the lack of peace, train and shop.
Will at the topograph with flush bracket ©SidAndBob
2010-08-31 13:15 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)
A beautiful day spent walk the Orme during the one week of summer.
Great Orme ©SidAndBob
2010-08-18 12:00 - TP2128 (Chase Hill)
A really strange, but enjoyable place. Pleasant views to the south.
Looking south at Chase Hill ©SidAndBob
2010-08-05 13:35 - TP5286 (Pant-Y-Creigiau)
Lovely views over Talybont reservoir to the Black Mountains.
Talybont reservoir and the Black Mountains ©SidAndBob
2010-05-01 14:45 - TP4474 (Llanmadoc Hill)
Nice views to Worms Head, which we visited the following day.
Llanmadoc Hill ©SidAndBob
2010-04-11 12:00 - TP5006 (Mynydd Carn-Y-Cefn)
The FB has been used for air gun target practice. Not sure I've logged one with 5 digits and no letters before. The 117 looks to have been chiselled off, while the two 2's appear to be a different size/font to each other. The hill is flat enough on top to only reveal the nice bits.
Mynydd Carn y Cefn, Ebbw Vale ©SidAndBob
2010-02-19 10:28 - TP6646 (Ty-Wilson)
Couldn't get too near the trig as dogs barking and no one visible. The footprints in the snow would have given the game away too.
Snowy trig from the yard ©SidAndBob
2010-01-31 14:50 - TP5419 (Pen-Y-Lan)
Met the farmer from Pen-y-lan Farm, who was a very pleasant chap. He was more than happy for us to visit his trig, which is in near perfect condition. Great views from here, especially to Skirrid.
Pen-y-lan with Skirrid behind ©SidAndBob
2009-12-31 13:00 - TP0786 (Aconbury Camp)
A very muddy walk from Dinedor Camp. Still some snow on the ground. Graffiti on rear of pillar.
2009-10-03 14:33 - TP5235 (Orcop Hill)
Walked over from Garway Hill. Came up from SW and left along the track that comes out at Quarry Farm. Beautiful views, not just at the trig, but in most of the area.
Orcop Hill ©SidAndBob
2009-08-14 11:30 - TP1909 (Caradon Hill)
A miserable day with no views at all today. Got soaked on the way back through all the ferns. Lovely industrial ruins nearby.
Caradon Hill in fog ©SidAndBob
2009-08-14 10:00 - TP0544 (Liskeard )
Stopped on the way to Caradon Hill to admire the cross and nearly tripped over this FBM.
Stone cross at Liskeard FBM ©SidAndBob
2009-08-06 14:40 - TP4524 (Long Mount)
The extra cement used to level the top has not bonded and is unsurprisingly eroding.
Long Mount ©SidAndBob
2009-08-06 12:30 - TP4292 (Knolls)
The glider club tried to bully us off the PRoW. Be sure to report this if it happens to you as it is illegal. Much quieter at the trig away from the masses parked up on the nearby road.
2009-08-05 15:20 - TP6185 (Stiperstones)
Pillar is situated in the most interesting / rocky location in the area. Loads of kids climbing around it.
2009-06-14 11:30 - TP5026 (Mynydd Margam)
It seems that most of those that have logged this trig have been in search of a certain puzzle cache. A beautiful day. Took a much harder route over the last few 100 feet than I needed to. Trig in great condition. Found benchmark on the way back down.
2009-05-02 13:45 - TP0722 (Brynderwen)
I was very pleasantly surprised at what a great location this was. Great views over Llangorse Lake and the Black Mountains to the east as well as to the Brecon Beacons in the west.
The Black Mountains ©SidAndBob
2009-02-17 14:33 - TP4460 (Llanbedr Hill)
Great panoramic views. The Black Mountains look great with thin streaks of snow running down them. You can clearly see how the top of the pillar has been added separately from the main body as it is breaking away from the pillar. Also the hooks are very deeply set.
2009-02-17 12:46 - TP5610 (Red Hill)
Lovely views from here. We took the harder approach from the NE. It's much steeper and there are no tracks to speak of, but the heather is reasonably light at the moment. 10 ponies near the trig.
Red Hill ©SidAndBob
2009-01-24 12:00 - TP3694 (Hazlecote)
Like some kind of circus freak, we just had to visit the trig in a wall. Very unusual and well looked after.
2008-10-18 16:44 - TP3104 (Fan Fawr)
No views at all up here today. A tough slog up from the south with no paths at all. Several cracks rising vertically from the base of the pillar. The base itself is eroded and in a large puddle.
2008-10-18 14:24 - TP2000 (Carreg Fawr Hill)
Walked over from Fan Frynych trigpoint via Fan Llia. Had to drop down to the dam and then back up again with no paths/tracks. Weather was up and down all morning, but had turned to just plain miserable by this stage.
2008-10-18 10:30 - TP3105 (Fan Frynych)
First of three trigs while walking around Ystradfellte Reservoir. Sheep were standing on the base seeking shelter, though it wasn't that cold today. The plate above the flush bracket has been prized off. Better views from nearby, though not a good day for views.
2008-09-21 12:00 - TP4157 (Kelston Round Hill)
Graffiti has been etched into the pillar, but presumably some time ago as it has been whitewashed over. Cap in place. A busy spot on the best and last day of the summer.
2008-08-25 10:45 - TP6103 (Sponds Hill)
Urban Manc sprawl to the west and good view of Whalley Bridge to the east. Jodrell Bank clearly visible too. I used to come up here all the time when I was a lad.
Bob on the Gritstone Trail ©SidAndBob
2008-08-03 11:20 - TP0330 (Trevose Head)
An unusual cap. Trig just behind unmanned coastguard / radio transmitter station. Nice location, miserable day.
Plastic plug ©SidAndBob
2008-06-28 10:50 - TP1608 (Brean Down)
Nice place with varied views, though quite busy due to the fort and bird watchers. Fee payable in nearby car parks.
Brean Down Flat Holm lighthouse just above the trig and Steep Holm to the left (south).©SidAndBob
2008-05-05 16:30 - TP5643 (Reynoldston)
Near road and ice cream van.
2008-05-05 15:00 - TP0730 (Cefn Bryn)
Nice views to varied outlooks. Trig in an unusual hollow. Another fully in tact cap.
2008-05-04 19:10 - TP2253 (Clyne Golf Course)
A pleasant evening stroll before the South Wales Geocaching event BBQ at Clyne Farm. Cap in tact.
2008-05-04 16:00 - TP1432 (Black Pill)
Did a double take as I saw this one while driving past. Makes it all a bit too easy though.
2008-04-26 10:55 - TP6778 (Wavering Down)
A lovely sunny day giving some pleasant views of the surrounding flat land with Brent Knoll being distinctive a small well defined hillock in this landscape. Good view of the Cheddar Reservoir.
2008-04-18 10:10 - TP3966 (Holcomb Nap)
It seems strange that this pillar is placed several hundred feet below the summit, but it still gives good views to the south and east. We stood here for ages as a huge herd of deer posed near the trig for 5 minutes and then another 10 minutes a little further down the hill.
2008-04-11 19:00 - TP6975 (Windmill Hill)
Better views than I expected from this low altitude. The cap is not central. Very unusual.
2008-01-19 14:30 - TP2365 (Coltshay Hill)
In hedge opposite a lone house.
2008-01-05 14:10 - TP6696 (Wadswick)
Stopped in the lane right next to the trig. A quick hop over the wall. Not much more to be said really.
From the road ©SidAndBob
2007-12-22 10:48 - TP1895 (Campston Hill)
Passed by on a circular walk from Whitecastle via Hatterrall Hill. Heavy mist meant there were no views today, which was a shame as I'd imagine they are normally pretty good from here. A small crack runs round three sides of the trig.
A small crack ©SidAndBob
2007-12-17 15:40 - TP5402 (Pen-Y-Beacon)
Found this on an fantastic 18 mile hike through a blizzard. I'll go with the flow on the score as I couldn't see much. Love the paved paths on the route from the south (didn't go further north). A lovely looking trig with some nice stone work around the base. It looked very festive today too. Couldn't see a crack - the photos show why!
2007-12-15 15:40 - TP4202 (Kilminster)
Near road. New barbed wire fence is very taught and easy to negotiate. Mast nearby.
2007-11-10 13:15 - TP5040 (Mynydd Troed)
Fantastic views over several of my favourite Black Mountains to three sides and Llangorse Reservoir to the SW. The sun was shining on Mynydd Llysiau today which looked fabulous. We were being buzzed by a glider whilst near the trig. A great trig to mark my 100th pillar.
Sun on the Black Mountains ©SidAndBob
2007-11-10 11:55 - TP5020 (Mynydd Llangorse)
Fully intact trig with some great views nearby. I feel it's hard to know how to score these as I see dull flatland trigs so frequently scored with 9's and 10's. This is 100 times better.
A misty day on Mynydd Llangorse ©SidAndBob
2007-10-21 11:55 - TP3548 (Gwynydd Bach)
Passed by on a circular walk of Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, taking in Bal Mawr, Rhos Dirion, Gwynydd Bach and Crug Mawr trigpoints. Some of the best views I have seen on the way to this trig. My favourite has to be from Mynydd Bychan. Waun Fach itself is a flat peak, but still a great place on a day as (relatively) warm and clear as today. Stones have recently been piled onto the base.
Bob on Waun Fach ©SidAndBob
2007-10-14 11:30 - TP2658 (Crug Mawr)
I've meant to come up here for a while as it always looks so great from the surrounding hills. Visited on a circular walk with 3 other local trigpoints today. It was too foggy for more than and 8/10 today, though this is really because I know what it would be like on a clear day. I will be back soon. The horizontal crack goes the whole way round the trigpoint. Minor graffiti inscribed on flush side.
Bob at a foggy Crug Mawr ©SidAndBob
2007-09-30 15:55 - TP4578 (Loxton Hill)
Screws in flush bracket. Nice views. Took an unconventional route from the west carrying on to the east.
Looking at Crook Peak where we had just been ©SidAndBob
2007-09-23 14:35 - TP7084 (Wroughton)
On the verge at the side of a road. Good condition, but unremarkable location.
Road side ©SidAndBob
2007-09-21 13:25 - TP0007 (Cleeve Hill)
A very disappointing trig considering it's at 1000'. No views from this location, just radio masts.
Yes, it really is that dull ©SidAndBob
2007-09-19 13:05 - TP6420 (The Ring)
In the middle of a golf course. Radio masts nearby. RoW signs nailed to trigpoint. Passed this trig again two days later.
One ugly topograph ©SidAndBob
2007-09-15 13:00 - TP1730 (Bryn Deri)
Easy access and lovely views to the Black Mountains.
The Black Mountains ©SidAndBob
2007-09-03 13:00 - TP6137 (St Whites Farm)
I often drive by this trig on the way home from work. There are no closed paths or fences as in the previous logs. Good, if unremarkable views to all sides. Unbelievably the flush is on the side sticking out from the hedge, which makes a nice change.
2007-08-26 20:45 - TP0951 (Backbury Hill)
A much easier route to the trig than I had imagined. A trig without a view seems like a bird that can't fly. Of course the flush is on the side facing the brambles.
Backbury Hill ©SidAndBob
2007-08-26 14:22 - TP6352 (The Beck)
Nice views on a scorching hot day. Good specimen of a trig.
2007-08-26 12:20 - TP3398 (Gold Hill)
Many of the buildings are near completion, but on a Sunday there was no one around so we scrambled up the embankment and through the land behind the houses. No one in the farm either. Nice views and nice trig. Access may become more difficult soon though.
2007-08-25 08:55 - TP3430 (Graig Serrerthin)
Passed on The Three Castle Walk (22 miles) with Bob. Great to see the field had returned to pasture. Otherwise no change. Magnificent views on a very hot and clear day.
Bob on The Three Castles Walk ©SidAndBob
2007-08-14 19:05 - TP3377 (Glebe)
Stumbled across this one whilst staying locally and popping out in the pouring rain to walk the dog. Not very inspiring, but the torrential rain didn't help. I must really be missing something if this is a 6!!!
Rubbish phone pic ©SidAndBob
2007-08-14 10:00 - TP3664 (Hatchet Moor)
Passed in the pouring rain. The pleasure of finding a trig for me includes the effort getting there, the tranquility and the views - hence a very low score.
2007-08-13 18:34 - TP4667 (Markway Hill)
Some of the trigs round here seem to have ridiculously high scores. Markway Flat would be a far more appropriate name. Another one right next to the road.
A pretty dull trig ©SidAndBob
2007-08-12 18:20 - TP6280 (Sway)
We were just driving along a did a double-take at this trig in clear view from the road. Parked up in this pretty dull and flat location with traffic passing at speed. Very minor vandalism (see photo).
2007-08-11 20:22 - TP0744 (Lyndhurst)
This was the best of a dull bunch of trigs we visited in the area. Even at sunset it was only a 5 at best. Bench next to trig was occupied by young lovers, though they soon moved on when we arrived. Close to road and right next to the car park.
Even a sunset doesn't really rescue this one ©SidAndBob
2007-07-31 17:50 - TP2485 (Crafthole)
Had to wait a while for golfers. Tried to look official as I didn't know if it was a private club or not. The trig is buried half way up the FB and very overgrown. Couldn't really check condition as it was so overgrown.
2007-07-31 12:30 - TP0938 (Austin Fort)
Wish I'd read the previous logs. We thought this was missing as the calculated the trig should be in the building. We didn't reckon on it being on the roof!
It's on the top. Duh! ©SidAndBob
2007-07-31 12:00 - TP3027 (Egg Buckland Fort)
Almost certainly missing.
Just a few feet that way ©SidAndBob
2007-07-28 12:25 - TP0278 (Swanbridge)
The trigpointing equivalent of a micro geocache. It inspires me about the same amount, but I was here on a trip to Sully Island, which was fun.
2007-07-28 10:50 - TP2326 (Cogan)
If you mark this for view over the bay it would be about a 6, but taking the boarded up flats into account I think a 2 is generous. Litter collectors were out, which made me laugh. Couldn't get right up to trig location due to fence, but it must have been demolished when the flats were built. There sure are some eyesores round what was obviously once a lovely neighbourhood. Funny how they get all the good views too. As everyone else has said, this land must be worth a fortune now. Wish I had shares.
2007-07-14 13:30 - TP6054 (Solsbury Hill)
Good views over Bath. Shame about the road noise. Suprised that no one else is up here on such a nice day.
A sunny day...at last ©SidAndBob
2007-07-14 11:50 - TP3599 (Hanging Hill)
Joined the long list of those who have had to clear the nettles. Nice views from this historic location. An unusually flat approach via the Cotswold Way.
2007-07-08 14:00 - TP2322 (Coed Cefn)
Fantastic views of many of my favorite mountains to the west and north west. It's certainly easy to point out a few trigs from here. Access couldn't be easier.
2007-06-19 12:50 - TP5347 (Pen Allt Mawr)
Might be just my imagination, but it didn't appear to be tilting as much as previously. Great views today.
Pen Allt Mawr ©SidAndBob
2007-06-19 12:15 - TP5351 (Pen Cerig Calch)
Much better views today despite freak rainfall later in the day.
2007-06-15 14:15 - TP4999 (Mynydd Bedwellty)
After my previous two visits in the area I was just pleased to see this upright and in one piece. Good panorama, but not outstanding. I could see no crack in the pillar as per last log, though there are a couple of lumps off the top.
2007-06-15 10:35 - TP3342 (Gelligaer Common)
There are plenty of other things nearby which some simpleton has destroyed too, including a car. This is the problem when the road is so near by. Nice, if unremarkable views.
A sad sight ©SidAndBob
2007-06-12 16:00 - TP1824 (Bwlch Carn-Y-Gelli)
Now has deeply scribed graffiti. It's interesting to see the evidence that the timber frame was burnt out after the casting.
2007-06-12 12:50 - TP5028 (Mynydd Mayo)
A good climb up and nice views if a bit flat on top.
Mynydd Meio ©SidAndBob
2007-06-11 11:00 - TP2317 (Cockshoot Wood)
Walked up through the woods. Mainly firs and ferns with some gorse, brambles, the odd beech and quite a few very young Oaks, so it might be a bit more interesting in a couple of hundred years. Trig location is less than inspiring.
Not one of the greatest views ©SidAndBob
2007-06-09 16:05 - TP3627 (Haresfield Beacon)
A hazy day, but the views are great from here. Some **** in the car next to me had left an SLR camera on the back seat despite the police notice next to his car. Didn't notice the trig was damaged until I uploaded the photo. Not sure I like the NT cladding anyway.
2007-06-09 12:20 - TP6297 (Symonds Hall)
A hazy day, so views not good. Trig looking a bit sorry for itself in an overgrown corner of the field. Plenty of road noise. By crop field.
Overgrown corner ©SidAndBob
2007-06-08 09:45 - TP5409 (Pen-Y-Fan)
I've finally found a trig I don't like - no wait, Hate. As previously mentioned there are hundreds of Brace's bread bags decomposing in the area. Under the tree in the field there must be easily 30 dead rotting crows (or is it 4 & 20 Blackbirds). The whole area is covered in s**t and stinks. As I neared the trig a massive flock of seagulls rose from over the brow of the hill, like you see on a rubbish tip. I had the misfortune to pass this 3 times. The poor sheep have next to no grass. I'm sure the views are great when it's less hazy though I certainly won't be returning to find out. Even the trig was a grey/black shade. ****** Please don't log Brecon Beacons trig here as it doesn't deserve the hike in it's score. ****** P.S. I was the other side of the hill today (17/8/2007) and now know there is a rubbish tip there.
Seagulls in a hell-hole ©SidAndBob
2007-06-05 09:30 - TP0735 (Mynydd Maen)
The views from the trig aren't great, but from nearby they are pretty impressive especially if you can avoid looking at the avenue of pylons.
2007-06-05 08:30 - TP0279 (Pantside)
Was passing on the way to Mynydd Maen.
2007-05-28 16:00 - TP1844 (Caerphilly Common)
A fab sunny day made all the better for knowing it was pouring throughout most of the UK. A quick hail storm and the sun came out again. Nice views over a very mixed terrain which includes Caerphilly.
Will enjoying the view from the trig ©SidAndBob
2007-05-19 13:30 - TP5051 (Mynydd-Y-Grug)
We knew it was missing, but had to visit anyway. The area where it would have stood is considerably lower than the nearby hill. I assume the hill has been quarried. Lots of shingle and slate about.
2007-05-05 18:25 - TP2502 (Craig Rhiw Ddu)
What a strange number. Very easy stroll from nearby parking.
Will and Bob above Aberdare ©SidAndBob
2007-04-21 14:40 - TP5017 (Mynydd Garn Wen)
Did this on a 22 mile circular walk from Pontypool via The Blorenge. The flush is turquoise. Views OK, but not outstanding.
Folly Tower just about in the background ©SidAndBob
2007-04-21 08:40 - TP1834 (Byrgwm)
Did this on a 22 mile circular walk from Pontypool via The Blorenge. I felt sorry for this trig, as it's a dumping ground around it. That's what you get round here when the road is so near. Seems all too common unfortunately. Trig in good condition, though the flush bracket has been painted white along with the trig.
Trig and tyres ©SidAndBob
2007-04-08 14:20 - TP2673 (Culbone Hill)
Parking at the junction to the south. The gate isn't locked, so you don't even need to jump it. No one any where near so no problem. Coniferous trees to north so no sea views but the views to east and south are good. Worn base. Cap in tact. Orange on one side.
2007-04-07 17:10 - TP0274 (Blue Anchor)
Was walking a series of caches based on Pill Boxes along the sea front, so wasn't that disappointed. It's only a stud anyway.
2007-03-24 15:42 - TP4597 (Machen Hill)
Did this as a diversion from the Raven Walk, so walked up from the river in a 21 mile 4220' ascent kind of a day. A lad and his dad were flying kites next to the trig. Looks like someones's tried to get the FB out.
Bob and kite ©SidAndBob
2007-03-17 16:46 - TP5816 (Sapperton)
Although pleasant enough, if I were a trig I would not be pleased to be assigned this post. Very flat. Very easy access (between 08:00 and 17:00).
2007-03-17 15:46 - TP7202 (Sapperton (R))
My first of these. Great opportunity to calibrate the altitude on my CSx for the first time in 10 months. It was 1 foot out! Still looks the same as in the other pictures.
2007-03-17 15:40 - TP0618 (Sapperton FBM Aux 1)
I can't get excited about these.
2007-03-10 11:45 - TP6633 (Twyn Mwyalchod)
There are stone chippings on 2 sides. Stunning views of all the many surrounding landmarks on a beautiful day. No one else near the trig.
The big boys behind Bob and the trig ©SidAndBob
2007-03-10 10:15 - TP1610 (Brecon Beacons)
This was the only point on a 16 miler today where mist obscured the view. It probably cleared soon after I left.
2007-03-10 07:32 - TP2501 (Craig Pwllfa)
I came very close to this on 26/10/2006, but decided not to bother as I knew it wasn't here. Decided it was worth a visit today. Boggy route, but beautiful day and great views. You know you're a bit odd when you're visiting a trig you know isn't there.
Bob at the pile of stones ©SidAndBob
2007-03-03 11:22 - TP4433 (Lisvane Hill)
Fantastic views today for the time of year. Cardiff and the Severn are clearly visible to the south and southeast, whilst there are contrasting views of the hills to the north for the nearby path. The makeshift stile looks as though it's there specifically for access to the trig! Now if only that was always the case.
2007-02-24 17:20 - TP5279 (Painswick Hill)
Nice clean trig on a shiny new base. Reasonably quiet as most people had gone home by the time we got there. Great view of home to the West. Not so great views of golf and Gloucester to the North.
Will and Bob at twilight ©SidAndBob
2007-01-27 13:00 - TP6243 (Sugar Loaf)
Great views, though it's just too busy up here for more than 8/10. Came up from se this time which was much easier than the last visit. Especially great views of Hatterall Hill. Sunny and clear with black clouds to the west (as usual).
2007-01-21 14:50 - TP1341 (Berth Wood)
We often do a circular walk from Skenfrith, via Garway and this trig. Pretty flat here and there are far better vantage points to be had in the area. The hedges behind the trig have gone. There's a couple of old gates lying on the ground which make negotiating the barbed wire fence very easy indeed. Oh, and it's not in a wood!
2007-01-14 09:30 - TP0975 (Bal Mawr)
Walked up from Llanthony Priory on the way to the dam at Grwyne Fawr. Wonderful views on a very clear day. Trig has been "Duckworthed" a little more tastefully than most, retaining it's correct shape.
2006-12-17 14:34 - TP1607 (Bream Cross)
Easy hop over a fence. I often pass this on the way to work. Nice, if unremarkable views. There's a very handy gap in the iron rail fence right next to the trig.
2006-12-17 14:00 - TP7060 (Woolaston)
No nettles, but very muddy by the Severn. Park at level crossing, head south parallel to train track. Head toward the river one field after the bridge.
2006-12-16 13:03 - TP5351 (Pen Cerig Calch)
A sad looking trig which is cracked and looks like it's been patched up quite some time ago. Views good from nearby, though the summit is quite flat. Weather cleared up as soon as we started the descent!
2006-12-16 12:30 - TP5347 (Pen Allt Mawr)
Tilting badly and almost sheered off at the sighting holes. Mist occasionally cleared for a few seconds to give a glimpse of what I was missing.
2006-12-10 09:56 - TP5154 (North Daren)
Walked up from Hatterrall Hill and Rhiw Arw. After a great start the weather was turning, so I didn't hang about. Beautiful place and fantastic views, if a little black over Wales.
Weather on the turn ©SidAndBob
2006-12-10 09:08 - TP5648 (Rhiw Arw)
Not a soul up here today. Weather to the east is great, but to the west very black. Good views.
Worn base ©SidAndBob
2006-12-10 08:08 - TP3668 (Hatterrall Hill)
Parked at Oldcastle and came up the hill in the dark. The sun was just coming up as we reached the trig. Views magnificent!
2006-11-12 08:25 - TP2148 (Chestnuts Inclosure)
Good parking directly east of trig, by public phone/post box. Was surprised at the last two logs as it looked like someone had beaten a path to the trig. A bit of scrambling, but not too bad. Some nice views (not from trig) of the Severn now that the leaves are falling.
Bob at the trig ©SidAndBob
2006-11-04 13:00 - TP1805 (Burton Hill)
Coat of paint peeling off. No views to any direction thanks to fir trees.
2006-10-29 14:40 - TP2698 (Cwar-Yr-Ystrad)
Parked up 5.5 miles north and came via Mynydd Llangynidr trig and the Chartist's Cave. Great place with views to Pen y Fan Corn Du etc.
Fantastic panoramic views on 5/8/2010 ©SidAndBob
2006-10-29 12:37 - TP5022 (Mynydd Llangynidr)
Came back past this trig four hours later after visiting Cwar-Yr-Ystrad. A group learning map & compass insisted on taking our picture.
Trig at sunset ©SidAndBob
2006-10-28 12:00 - TP3285 (Gaer Hill)
The S sits above the 3344. Very foggy, so no view today, though I understand the views are normally excellent.
Heavy mist ©SidAndBob
2006-10-23 13:00 - TP1610 (Brecon Beacons)
My first missing pillar. A great climb and terrific views today. It's half term, so there were quite a few kids about.
Bob on Pen-y-Fan ©SidAndBob
2006-10-07 11:30 - TP5019 (Mynydd Llangattwg)
Good views of Sugar Loaf, Blorenge etc. Crack goes round 3 1/2 sides about a foot from the base.
2006-09-22 17:20 - TP4531 (Longhill Wood)
Great paths and bridleways with gates instead of stiles. Bridleway loops around trig revealing great views to all directions as you walk. Not too overgrown despite the time of year.
View from the trig is to the east ©SidAndBob
2006-08-28 15:00 - TP6183 (Stinchcombe)
Middle of a golf course by an uninteresting topograph with public access. Great views from close by. Messily painted white.
Will at the trig ©SidAndBob
2006-08-25 17:00 - TP5658 (Rhos Dirion)
Two large cracks on the pillar. Views are spectacular on this popular walkers route.
Cracked Trig ©SidAndBob
2006-08-19 16:30 - TP4696 (May Hill)
Good views even thought it was raining. I'm not sure I like that National Trust cladding though.
2006-08-19 10:00 - TP3430 (Graig Serrerthin)
Came up here whilst setting a geocache. First passed this on the day I discovered trigpointing (24/6/2006) whilst doing The Three Castles Walk. Fantastic views, though you really need to circum navigate the trig to see them. This field has changed from pasture to crop, but the trig is on the farmers track.
Bob at the trig on a misty morning ©SidAndBob
2006-08-18 17:36 - TP2482 (Crabtree Hill)
Parked by the Speech house and enjoyed a nice walk before the thunder and lightening really took a grip. Crumbling around one sighting hole.
Will at the trig ©SidAndBob
2006-08-11 20:30 - TP2400 (Coppet Hill)
Although this was on my short list, I came up to do Folly Coppet cache. Great views; the sunset was stunning.
Bob at the trig Came back the following day with my camera this time. The views are just as good on the other side of the hill if you cut through the trees.©SidAndBob
2006-08-06 14:20 - TP2546 (Craswall)
Cracking views on a superb walk. Trig looks great.
The guys at Craswall ©SidAndBob
2006-08-06 12:00 - TP6610 (Tump Farm)
Must have been hit pretty hard to take a corner off. Views pretty good. Easy access.
2006-08-06 11:20 - TP0228 (Blakemere Hill)
A nice walk up the track with lovely views and easy access.
Views from near the trigpoint ©SidAndBob
2006-08-05 14:30 - TP6626 (Twmbarlwm)
Cracking views to all sides. Parking areas covered in rubbish. Trigpoint has lost it's render and names scratched on cap as well as faint green spray paint. Several other people up here.
2006-08-05 12:35 - TP5690 (Risca)
Great views to all directions. Met the farmer later who was a really nice chap.
2006-07-30 18:00 - TP3558 (Haffield Bank)
Easy find. Parking space very close. Topo maks a path nearby, but no sign of it, so just jumped the gate. Nice views through about 300 degs.
Bob by the huge base ©SidAndBob
2006-07-30 17:30 - TP0724 (Malvern)
A lot of folk up here on a hot blustery day. OS plaque on trigpoint. Views are magnificent and panoramic.
2006-07-30 14:00 - TP3047 (Elm Bank)
Loads of horses and people around all lazing on a sunny (Sunday) afternoon.
2006-07-30 14:00 - TP5301 (Park Farm)
Had to hop the fence as the FB was on the far side (what a surprise)!
2006-07-30 10:55 - TP6683 (Veldt House)
We literally got to the trig as a combine harvester was passing it clearing the view for us. It is again exposed to the world.
Uncovered again ©SidAndBob
2006-07-27 13:50 - TP4391 (Leckhampton Hill)
It's a yucky mint green colour. There were loads of discarded golf ball boxes by the topograph. Looks like someone's been blasting balls into oblivion. Great views and a great walk down the ridge.
2006-07-19 13:45 - TP1380 (Birdlip)
Hay had just been cut and I managed to squeeze out one last photo of the FB before the batteries on my A80 would give no more. Very easy access, dissapointing views.
2006-07-18 21:50 - TP5762 (Ruardean Hill Resr)
Sun was going down as I arrived. Lock jammed by gap in railings still there. Fantastic views from the beacon across the road.
2006-07-18 21:14 - TP6941 (Wigpool Common)
The bracken was so thick I thought it had gone for a minute. Coords didn't seem great. Views are excellent from the other side of the road.
2006-07-15 11:00 - TP0289 (Cake Pill Gout)
The GPS said there was a trigpoint and I was passing it, so I had to get it.
Stunning isn't it? That's it just above that yellow weed.©SidAndBob
2006-07-07 20:40 - TP2708 (Cwmcarvan Hill)
The sheep were going nuts as we crossed the field, but we saw nobody. Sun setting behind the black mountains. Bob was very tempted to round up the sheep.
Bob stuck on the wrong side of the fence There's a stile by the trig, so don't worry about getting the right field.©SidAndBob
2006-07-07 20:15 - TP6576 (Trelleck)
Enjoyed a nice walk through the forest. Great views to the east, but not from the trig.
Bob at Trelleck ©SidAndBob
2006-07-06 21:30 - TP6479 (Tidenham Park)
Trigpoint is ghostly white. Well forested area so views aren't great, though it's a great place to walk. Passed a large bird of prey on the side of the road as I pulled up. It was very impressive as it flew off.
Bob zooms by a recently painted plug ©SidAndBob
2006-07-06 20:45 - TP5789 (Sailors Folly)
From the north side of the hedge it's not easy to see, but from the south side it's pretty much invisible. Walked some of the nearby paths which were surprisingly flat.
2006-07-02 14:15 - TP6007 (Skirrid Fawr)
It's was hot and hazy up here today, but well worth the effort. The views were great today, but I imagine they're breathtaking on a clear day. Reading Fasgadh's log has reminded me that we have Skirrid, the board game!
The flush bracket ©SidAndBob
2006-07-02 11:00 - TP1503 (Blorenge)
A bit hazy today, though it's a great place. A couple of paragliders around. On our way to the local cache.
Will at the trigpoint ©SidAndBob
2006-07-01 15:50 - TP6143 (Stagborough Hill)
Did this after 8 caches in the area, the last being Ribbesford Woods. A 4x4 came right past me as I was at the trig point and we exchanged glances as if to mutually say "What on earth are you doing?". Good views to all directions. The trig point can be seen from quite some distance.
2006-06-30 20:42 - TP4439 (Little Doward)
After doing maintenance on one of our caches at King Arthur's Cave (GCWCDP) I brought the dogs up here. Easily reached the trig, which is in a clearing, via loads of paths through woodland, though I did end up coming back down a private drive. Met the owner who was more than pleasant. Shame about the road noise from the A40 and the lack of views, otherwise a lovely place.
Sid at the trig ©SidAndBob
2006-06-29 20:15 - TP3596 (Hangerberry Hill)
Bob and I got our new hobby off to a great start this evening. We parked to the east on Hangerberry New Road and zig-zagged up the hill. The views were far reaching - forest to the east, hillside to the west - though not from the trig itself.
2006-04-30 12:00 - TP6243 (Sugar Loaf)
We visited this trig point whilst doing Sweet Mountain (GCGQBN) geocache. It's a terrific place, but don't go up the steep way like we did!!!
Sugar Loaf It's pretty busy up here. There must have been al least 30 people here when we visited.©SidAndBob
2006-04-25 13:00 - TP5706 (Robinswood Hill)
Found on a lunchtime visit from work in Barnwood.
2006-04-13 12:28 - TP2165 (Chosen Hill)
I've been up here a couple of times to do the 2 caches here at lunchtimes as it's close to where I work. It has a view - but it's of Gloucester.
2006-04-08 20:11 - TP3331 (Garway Hill)
Found whilst claiming our first FTF on only our third ever geocache. Great hill. Must revisit soon.
2004-12-21 12:14 - TP1750 (Buckstone)
We walk here a lot as we live nearby. You often see deer in the woods to the south and even wild boar which were dumped here a couple of years ago.
Buckstone On this visit we snapped some stags and had to stop in the road for several wild boar. Also a body was found dumped in a parking area across the road. They reckon it was a mafia killing from Cardiff, just dumping the body here - so it's safe to visit. A busy day all in all!©SidAndBob