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Photos by Rob Shufflebotham Page last updated: 2017-05-02
Corris Powys
NGR: SH759067 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 290m      Structure Height: 30m
Digital TV: BBC A: 45 D3&4: 49 BBC B: 42
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Comments: Corris is a relay of Blaenplwyf

This was a sod! A previous contributor decided against going up here due to the hike, and I now realise why! (And why many of these sites had been left 'til last in Wales.). Its the longest hike I've done for mb21!

I originally intended to drive up there, but on setting off I was flagged down by a forestry worker. “Where you going with that then?” he asked. Before I had got around to a reply, he said “I'll give you a clue, its not up there!”. Suitably put right, I parked and walked. Took about 40 minutes to get up and 30 to get back down, complete with photographs and blisters.

The mast sits atop the hill, and as you eagle eyed lot will notice quickly, its actually a guyed tower. “Is it windy then?” I hear you cry. Yes, it is! The top colinears were swaying badly when I was up there, and the wind was whistling through the mast. The base of the mast has no compound fence, and I happily wandered through, photographing the cabinets. I expect in a storm, the winds are vicious. The site is very exposed, save for the trees. 2 Logs receive, 4 transmit.

I expect this site was a wooden pole up until very recently, everything looks very new and Microsoft Virtual Earth shows no steel mast, where Google Maps does.

Corris was originally a BBC landlord site which entered service on 7th August 1985.




















Blimey, did they have to get all that kit up those steps?!





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