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TP6576 - Trelleck
8th Apr 2013 12:41 by The Coachmans Pair
Logged while Geocaching
8th Apr 2013 11:45 by Funk to Funky
Easy to find trig in good condition.
2nd Dec 2012 09:00 by jonglew
Located on a small mound just off the path to the picnic area on this HuMP giving good views to the east towards the Brecons. Easy 250m walk from a good car park, which is closed until 31 Jan 2013 for 'harvesting' - they want to restrict access to the hill for the duration. We parked in front of the chain across the car park entrance (room for a couple of cars). The sign didn't specify what was being harvested and there was no activity when we visited. Pillar is in good condition, plug missing. There is what looks like a badger's head on one side of the pillar, can be seen in my 3rd photo, with another unidentified design above it. Seen the badger's head once before on the Wentwood pillar - does anyone have information about them?
19th Oct 2012 09:19 by THE CYCLIST
Followed track from car park. Turn right before picnic benches. On tumulus? Totally surrounded by trees.
7th Oct 2012 15:04 by Harris Tweed
Located in a wood near Beacon Hill. View obscured by trees. Trig on it's own mound.
Trellech October 2012 ©Harris Tweed
25th Aug 2012 13:20 by von-horst
Found whilst doing some nearby caches.
16th Jun 2012 12:29 by sickpit
Beacon hill, did a few caches nearby and dropped in to bag this trig
30th Dec 2011 12:40 by JonT
Visited on a circular walk from Trelleck village on a dank winter’s day. Trelleck is a significant trig point. Rachel Hewitt, in her excellent account of the first triangulation of Britain, Map of a Nation, notes that ‘Trelleck Beacon was a gateway for the Ordnance Survey’s advance deep into Cymru’. She records that ‘William Mudge and Thomas Colby completed their observations at Trelleck Beacon towards the middle of the surveying season of 1804’. As others have noted, the current pillar sits on a small mound. I suspect that the mound is a relic of the original 1804 triangulation station on the site. The ‘dog and grenade’ stencilled graffiti (see photo) appears on a number of trig points locally. Some irreverent trig spotter’s tag. The cap is missing.
31st Aug 2011 13:42 by russie and sidekick
25th Jun 2011 08:00 by Sam
This is our first Trigpointing find, we have passed it so many times before I think we are allowed to log it! Catbrook Trigpointers
26th May 2010 18:39 by Father Ted
It looks like it used to be painted white at one stage. There is a surprisingly good car park to the west on the minor road. From there it is a short walk up to the summit of this HuMP.
18th Apr 2010 15:00 by arranc
5th Mar 2010 12:45 by cmb1953
4th Oct 2009 15:44 by gary&den
Not easy to find in the woodland ! Lovely views across to sugar loaf & pen y fan short way from trig
17th Mar 2009 13:10 by tom
The pillar stands on a small mound in woodland at the summit of Beacon Hill to the west of the Wye Valley and to the south of Monmouth. The trig was visited on a circular walk, mostly through pleasant woodland, from Cleddon. The setting of the waterfall at Cleddon Shoots is particularly impressive. From some recently cleared heathland closer to the pillar there is a good view east over the Forest of Dean to the Cotswold Edge. There is a good view west from the entrance to the nearby Beacon View car park. The pillar lacks a cap or plug and has FB S/3346; it is surrounded by woodland which prevents a view from the site itself. The woods were full of the sounds of song birds singing, woodpeckers pecking and the occasional off-road motorcycle. Cleddon Shoots Woodland is an SSSI; Bertrand Russell was born at Cleddon Hall and the whole area is within the Wye Valley AONB.
21st Feb 2009 13:00 by Stevie Boy
Parked at Whitestone,Bargain Wood nr LLandogo. Wye Valley Walk with stunning viewpoints east over the Wye to Cuckoo Wood Duchess Ride v/pt. Then west up Beacon Hill & managed to find correct path to trig at first attempt! Nice pillar,nice spot.Then walked down to Trellech to visit St Anne's Well & Harold's Stones. Fantastic weather, hence a 7
14th Feb 2009 12:30 by Dusty
7th Oct 2008 18:10 by The Moor We Hunt...
Hidden away in the trees, but good views from other parts of this woodland.
9th Jun 2007 11:30 by bluebeard
foolishly went straight up hill from roadside through gorse, bracken and bramble. then found nice track to top and trig and returned that way instead.
2nd Oct 2006 12:00 by iainmac
16th Sep 2006 11:00 by sniffadogz
Visited while doing Nutnabber's Home cache. Not easy to find in the trees.
5th Sep 2006 16:05 by Managra
7th Jul 2006 20:15 by SidAndBob
Enjoyed a nice walk through the forest. Great views to the east, but not from the trig.
Bob at Trelleck ©SidAndBob
23rd Jun 2006 15:20 by The Flying Boots
Another Trig on a regular dog walkin route for us.
7th Jan 2006 11:58 by Glaslyn
Easy log with good parking.No views as in trees,would be good from parking but foggy.
13th Feb 2005 13:30 by desperate dan
Blotted my navigational copybook here by going to the wrong bit of forest altogether, although it was called Trelleck Common. This wrong forest was full of rally cars screeching around the dirt tracks. Finally relocated at Beacon Hill, an altogether more pleasant and quiet spot.
4th Jan 2003 12:00 by peregrinus
OK condition; no plug; limited view; BSM format - undistinguished woodland summit
13th Dec 1998 00:00 by mickandshane
13th Mar 1995 16:00 by fasgadh
In the forest. Visited in error, because I thought it was a Marilyn! Outtopped by Wentwood. Still a hill missing from Clem's list. Ran by in 1979, when orienteering here - in those days I cycled to events. This was a 45 mile ride followed by my run! Then a mere 20miler afterwards (cheated used a train part way)