Fundamental Benchmark Details & GPS Waypoint

Brown Willy 419.9m (1377ft)

Summit Feature: Triangulation pillar with 420.014m flush bracket height on summit area. This summit is part of High Moor. Highest point of Bodmin Moor and in the county of Cornwall.
Classification: Hill Trigpoint, Befour, Britfour, Clem, County-tops-administrative, County-tops-historic, County-tops-current, Notable, Four, Hardy, Hump, Marilyn, P30 Tump.
OS Grid Ref: SX158799 (10 figure Grid Ref: SX1586979998).
The original GR data for this hill was only accurate to a 6 figure grid reference (c.a 100m).
We have used additional user / trigpoint data to bring it up to 10 figures.

UK Area: 40 - Cornwall & Devon (OS Maps 201)
Latitude: 50.5906087, Longitude: -4.6027045, Height: 419.9 metres (1377 feet)
Prominence: 314 metres (1030 feet)
Unique Waypoint POI Name: 0420.P (DoBIH Hill ID: 2881)

Associated Trigpoint:
  TP0972 'Brown Willy' Grid Ref: SX1586979998 Separation: 120m from Hill grid ref.

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Data courtesy of Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams

Selected mapping: Google or Bing / Ordnance Survey

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Member's Comments on Brown Willy...

  • Nick Wakelam says...
  • Very good free CP to NW. Over Rough Tor first; ascending Brown Willy on good path from NW. Maybe not as impressive a top as Rough Tor; but quieter (as further for folks to walk from car park). Excellent views. Didn't find the letterbox; but didn't try very hard either. Continued south over Brownwilly Downs on good path to bag Butter's Tor.
    PS Highly recommend the Bettle & Chisel pub at Delabole - very good value B&B; good beer and friendly staff.
  • JohnR says...
  • Helen, Josh, Lucy, Molly and myself worked our way down from Rough Tor through the bracken and the rocks and then followed the path up to the Trigpoint on the summit of Brown Willy. We had a pastie and then after returning to the carpark enjoyed a paddle in the refreshing stream - 25/07/2017.
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Brown Willy has been climbed by...

Adrian Adrian Cunliffe agentmancuso alan caine amblerbob Andrew Brown AndrewFinnimore andys Areluctant-triggeR Arnand beckybags Beeliner Big Diesel Brunshaw bwm captainslow Carole carolje carolml Chalky1953 Chris Pearson Chris Upson chriswatson citygent cjo clivevilla Colin Crawford Conrad cronkingraven DanTrig Dartmoor Rambler Dave.johnson david gradwell David Sadler Denise Des Taylor dobben57 Donna Dugswell2 Earby Rambler edgradwell Findo Gask franw416 gerrybowes GordonAdshead Griefmiester Guanajuato Ham Shady hillbasher HillmanImp hillybilly Hippster hypermuse iaindbrown IainT IainT2 Ian Baines Jacqdaw jamesblackford2 Jim.Fothergill JohnR jonesy jonglew jparussell jzimmy12345 Kevgbl Liz_N lonesome_cowboy_burt ManofKernow Margaret matt80097 micks trigs moorsman MoreOutdoor mountainmary Nick Down Nick Wakelam nordicstar NormanW oakesave Ocean Soul outlawcatcher painterman Penwithick pixie PhilB PM psychocrawler Ray.w rhalstead rhayader_wanderer rhw RichTea Ronnie Bowron SJD slateloose snaithd Sprog steve glasper Steve S stevedixon SteveG stevent0809 steverowland StigoftheNest stravaiger2011 Sue Bown summitsup surfcarrot Ted Richards thelonious Timothymcevoy Tony J tresor_mapping tundraboy vegibagger winerwalker yt Zara


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* The waypoint data in italics is only accurate to a 6 fig grid reference. Click here to learn how to help improve it.
Data courtesy of Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams


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