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Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:2183
Height:547m / 1795ft
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Severn, Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SO 17647 76799
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:179m
Col:368m  SO070842  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 136 148
(1:25k) 214E
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 176 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Trig visit.chalky195323/09/2018
Steady climb along a good track partly following part of Glyndwr;s Way. Started from a small road to the west of the hillsgranddadscott09/08/2018
From the col SO152764 on the Crossways - Felindre road. Roadside parking. Track all the way to the summit with ElizyanneGmacT18/07/2018
Straight forward track leads you up.elizyanne18/07/2018
Second Dewey of five starting from the lay by outside Llangunllo station, route also took in Pool hill, Stanky hill, Warren hill, Gors Lydan, 19.5 mile in just under seven hours.WAYNE ROWLETT07/07/2018
Showery day so avoided Pool Hill, but watched the hunt as they were out for a ride today. On the way home from South Walesnickywood102/12/2017
From Dutlas, a round of Beacon Hill, Stanky Hill and Pool Hill.rhalstead07/10/2017
With: hb; Followed the bridle track from layby at SO210776 on B4355 at Dutlas. Steep pull up then lovely path through bracken and heather all the way to the summit trig. 600th Marilyn summit and our third today. Fantastic 360 views in glorious sunshine. Met owners of the pub in Felindre on top. Returned by same route.Ian Baines28/08/2017
A pleasant and spacious round of Beacon Hill, Pool Hill and Stanky Hill from the col on the Crossways - Felindre road.Nick Down104/06/2017
Bridleways from the west. Trig point obvious summit.Topographer5707/04/2017
Parked at The Farm to the east and nice steady plod up.Alan Caine25/03/2017
Could just about see the whole of Mid Wales from the trig on this delightful spring morning.Alex C25/03/2017
A perfect sunny day in excellent company (Steve and Alex). Parked at Ty'n-y-Rhos, bridleway to Rhydhir, then direct to Pool Hill (friendly farmer). Beacon Hill, Stanky Hill, Cefn Pawl, then down to Llanrhys. Short road bash then Warren Hill and Gors Lydan. Short heather bash to track and road, then via Newhouse Farm to Tylcau Hill. 21 km, 840 m and wonderfully easy going makes an easily do-able roundGill25/03/2017
Plus the two deweys from the west.cjo25/03/2017
2 of 7 from Ty'n-y-rhos with Gill and AlexSteveG25/03/2017
The farmer to the East kindly allowed us to park near the bridge from where its a pleasant walk up to this Marilyn top and trig. In the equally pleasant company of Duncan. Bumped into some fellow baggers near the top as we were exploring an alternative way down.Father Ted25/03/2017
From minor road to W. Good tracks. Combined with Stankey and Pool Hills.jonglew24/03/2017
KJF from road summit to Westcrazy28/10/2016
From Cefn Pawl to the north. On to access land and to the top. Down west to Glyndwrs WayAlan Moore17/08/2016
With Trefor. From West. First of 5 Marilyns today.mike.hoult12/05/2016
2/13 Second of thirteen on misty and sunny day (Stanky Hill/Beacon Hill/Pool Hill/Cynwch Bank/Rhos-Crug/Warren Hill/Tylcau Hill/Gors Lydan/Cefn Pawl/Ty'n-y-ddol/Pen Cnych Mawr/Crugn Lywyd/Domen-Ddu)Fergalh07/05/2016
From spot height 406 on 25K map grid ref SO 1528 7650, operated for SOTA on summit.G4OBK (Phil)07/04/2016
KeithByTheC14/03/2016
With RMRob Pen y Garn29/01/2016
In the snow.mike.hartley16/01/2016
Parked by the Phone box in Dutlas. A very beautiful but scarcely visited part of the country. The Radnor hills (at least I assume it was them) visible to the South.huwthomas12/07/2015
From SO172729 north to Rhos-crug, then Stanky Hill, Beacon Hill, Pool Hill and Cnwch Bank. Plenty of tracks and dry conditions made for easy walking.milimana27/06/2015
Parked at Lawn farm 206764(space for one car) and followed the bridle way on the north side of the valley under Fron Rocks to the barn at 181762. Followed the tracks to the trig point with fine views and a new duck pond. Wanting to make it a circuit, walked to the road head at short ditch and then on tracks NE which descend direct back to Lawn Farm. A fine varied walk only marred by 3 trial bikes going over the moor. Saw 4 woodpeckers.mindlessflogger21/06/2015
Climbed on DofE Silver weekend whilst picking up students checkpoint cards. Sunny day. Lovely stretch of wild and unfrequented moorland with views stretching all the way to Pen y Fan in Brecon Beacons.jamessteel10022/03/2015
From the road col by the trees, parking easy if softish. With Jen along the good bridleway, recent improvements made to stop off roaders have left the track scarred and muddy. Pleasant enough on top, just below the clouds so views excellent. Nice Dewey summit too.nordicstar14/12/2014
Nice 13 mile circular, parked at Llangunllo Station (very busy), then followed the Glyndwrs Way onto the Beacon Hill moorland, bagging Pool Hill and Rhos-Crug seeing the source of the Lugg on the way, then Stanky Hill and Beacon Hill then back through field paths to the station.DanTrig13/09/2014
With GB from the minor road to the west of Stanky Hill.bolton02/09/2014
Parked alongside road at top of pass SO15231 76509 – Followed good tracks to summit trig point. (PM)gerrybowes02/09/2014
Clockwise circuit from near Wakefield Green Farm taking in Gors Lydan, Warren Hill, Stanky Hill, Beacon Hill and then Pool Hill with a road walk back. Met a farmer bagging crows with a rifle on Beacon Hill - very friendly.SS16/08/2014
Easy walk from the west.Lionel Bidwell09/06/2014
Stankey, Beacon, Pool hills and Cynwch Bank with Cabe.simon and co20/04/2014
From Westgeralddavison22/02/2014
Really well worth the visit - no one else around - top notch views from the summit. Visited <<Source of the Lugg>>. Molested by feral poniesM3WDD16/08/2013
Along Glyndwr’s Way from Road end at 19182 74805, short detour over Beacon Hill, then on to road at Cefn Pawl, thus skilfully avoiding any other bags!tim74706/07/2013
Started on B4355- space by Pennant Pound to park. Bw via Upper Tyn-y-cefyn where the owner was surprised to see anyone though the route is well-marked. By top of Fron Rocks (really just steep, broken ground) to summit. Showers were receding all day and views were becoming huge. Tracks on the moor E of Pool Hill gave me a good return on the opposite side on Lawn Brook, via Cefn Craig. 3 h walk but I only met one other walker, on the Oawin Glyndwr Way. Highly recommended.pwheeler04/05/2013
a heathery rollercoaster circuit over 17k taking in 3 humps and a marilyn. some very good tracks but some very arduous heathery bits too. parked at entrance to llanrhys farm where there's a large grassy patch.stig_nest08/10/2011
an apt nameJohnStoneham07/08/2011
with GeoffM0YDH02/05/2010
From west over Black Mountain on way to summit and Stanky Hill on way back. Cool grey morning with high cloud so reasonable views.Dugswell206/03/2010
Left car at top of pass to W (16:55) and followed path (prtly Glyndwr's Way) across moorland to trig pt at summit. Good views down to Radnor Forest. dbb14/06/2009
Nice walk between the 3 hills (Beacon Hill, Pool Hill & Stankey Hill) Blustery day but not bad , a bit soft in places. http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses22/05/2009
Fr W a track and easy ascent of non-descript hill. Trig on top. Hill could hardly be described as a beacon!Aye Jimmy19/03/2009
Very pleasant along the good track from the West.destaylor16/02/2009
Glyndwr way with BE/HE/DMJohnIvor03/08/2008
With Tony and Devon. Glyndwr's Way Day 1Stuart Hyde24/03/2008