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Name:Garway Hill
Hill number:2857
Height:366m / 1201ft
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County/UA:Herefordshire (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SO 43686 25073
Summit feature:grassy knoll
Col:99m  SO452363  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) 189
Observations:trig point 8m to NW at SO 43682 25082 is 10cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 253 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
P to E near post box. Bracken covered hill, but plenty of wide green tracks. Pretty good summit views, though some distant views in mist today. Visited 'White Rocks' & also walked to mast. My 1000th Ma.ger24/12/2019
Easy loop from the lane to the east.milimana15/10/2019
With K. Parked at phone box as others where there are delicious damsons. Local advised we could park at end of track adjacent to common. There is space but track is rough.Ashley09/09/2019
Missed turning for car park shown on Google Maps, so up track from North past radio mast.prwild31/08/2019
From the decrepit old phone box, SW up track then NW over common to trig and high point.NormanW20/07/2019
With all the family from the footpath to the East of the summit past the radio station. The summit has a strange combination of a roofless hexagonal brick structure and a shallow square ditch. Does anybody know what these were for?Ham and Skate27/05/2019
From east side, up the road/track into open grassland summit area. 4/8N.Morters01/05/2019
from GrosmontTeasyChris22/02/2019
3/6, running, loop from phone box. Dry, cold breeze, hazy but view. Rounsfell17/02/2019
Parked at bend in road to the south of Great Corras. Followed footpaths through fields to reach Access Land, then up to summit. Solo. Back same way.Dangerous Dave18/09/2018
TD, C & HThis Dog01/09/2018
From NE starting at 442254. Up the track, over a stile and across a common to the summit hexagon.Topographer5713/08/2018
Took the opportunity to take in this summit whilst in the area exploring historic St Michael's church which has links to the Knights Templar. Parked close to phone box, strolled up the lane and across the common. Hot day so took my time and enjoyed the views. A nice end to a lovely day out!Gerry the Ranger22/07/2018
Marilyn 4 of 7 today. Parked at church, walked up road a short distance then took the right of way up through trees, through a gate and then over pasture to the summit trig and interesting building on summit.assynt_bob30/04/2018
Really pleasant walk up here even if we were stuck in the middle of a cloud for the whole way.Alex C27/01/2018
With TJB. Parked at old pub and walked up very icy lane and across common to the top. Superb viewpoint today as Black Mountains, Malverns and other surrounding hills all snowcapped as was Gaway Hilltrimarc228/12/2017
9/11M from cp up rough track from the phone box.robertphillips20/10/2017
From the phone box, and up the track by the ex-pub. There is a car park at the end of the track, but not ideal for cars with weeny tyres. A very nice stroll up the hill on a grassy track with excellent views. No idea what the brick structure is for.Gill13/10/2017
From Garway Hill hamlet.Winterfloodian08/10/2017
Clear day, great views, dry, warmMarkGD13/07/2017
Parking on the road to the E by the end of the track, then easy stroll along first the track/drive then ROW to summit, great views today and not a soul around :) sat for a while then returned the same route.griefmiester07/05/2017
From car park at common up grassy track and back again. Interesting brick structure round flagpole - almost expected urinals!SS19/03/2017
Parked at phone box as track looked rough. Back down via White House.squeegs17/02/2017
Parked at white rocks then headed up the common. Easy find to trig and high point. Good views. Quite warm for October. Company: Soloiandesbottes17/10/2016
Parked by phone box, up track to Garway Common and then to top. Fairly short but very pleasant walk with super views of Brecon Beacons.Cas-gwent10/10/2016
A really nice hill. Harvesting the bracken for biofuel. And lots of white ponies.jenx06/10/2016
Same as last time but much better weather. Telephne box gone now, look for post box and the Sun mural on building. Park at end of lane and enjoy the walk to the top of the world!nordicstar06/10/2016
From White Rocks - nice grassy path to summit and great views over to Offa's Dyke ridge, Sugar Loaf etctwg2724/08/2016
Parked by phone box. Up Lane then path to top.Bramley29/07/2016
Parked on verge next to telephone box. Overcast, hot, calm, good views.iangalbraith08/07/2016
From the four-way signpost at SO 4476 2498 to the trig point by the ruined World War 2 buildingMariana Trench09/04/2016
Drove up from Kentchurch via Bagwylldiart and parked in Garway Hill Car Park. Gentle climb up the common land to the summit passed Iron Age Farm Settlement and Ancient Pond. Ponies and sheep grazing on the common, sound of sky larks and other birds in the pleasant early spring weather. Cloudy but fair visibility and would see far more on a clear day. A magical, timeless place would visit again. Drove down to Garway village common and visited St Michaels Church at Garway - one of only six Knights Templar churches in England, set on high ground above the river Monnow, on the Welsh Border. The 12th Century church contains much evidence of the Templar past e.g. Templar coffin lids.RobertParker22/03/2016
3/7 From lane to the whote house. An easy climb but very much worth it. Super view even on a hazy day like today.stig_nest11/03/2016
My chauffeur parked near telecomms tower would have been less intrusive to locals & less chance of getting stuck had he parked on tarmac before gate approx 443254 in a pull in by danger signs. Walked between 2 fences on right of way to stile. 10 minutes to summit trig point beside octagonal building. Worth continuing a few hundred metres to low Hawthorn with mistletoe growing. Nice hill good views.CodyleCoyote16/02/2016
Just enough width to be able to park on road and walk up to mast then FP across to top- wonderful views to Black Mountain and Sugar Loaf ?Mark Sims11/02/2016
Remains of a World War 2 radar installation gives good shelter at the top.mike.hartley30/01/2016
Parked at end of lane. Short walk onto the common and to the top.Ramblingpaul23/12/2015
Pootle amongst the ponies to the base of the ex-radio station for a simple SOTA activation.M0YDH20/11/2015
Solo in rain stormsimon and co13/11/2015
Parked by telephone box. Up track to Garway Common and then followed path to summit past wild horses. Great views from top, apparently of 7 counties.PeterD06/09/2015
Parking area (SO44428 24811) at the end of the lane which leaves the minor road opposite a small postbox Pleasant short stroll up to summit. (PM)gerrybowes27/01/2015
Parked at 443247. With GB in good weather. An easy walk of 40 minutes to the summit and back.bolton27/01/2015
5/7 Follow Road beside 'eye' signpost to parking area and follow track to summit with remains of low building at top. Best views from a hill in herefordshire.Fergalh24/01/2015
Parked at the bend in the road just east of Great Corras. Walked up muddy fields, across a go cart track and then up into the fog and rain. Huddled under the walls of the WW2 structure and contemplated the meaninglessness of it all. Couldn't be bothered with extending the walk so missed out on the exciting telecommunications aerial. I was walking in Skye a few days ago.mindlessflogger03/01/2015
Decided to walk this tantilising hill returning from Abergavenny but had left local OS masps at home but eventually followed the track from a wooden signpost pointing to 'turn a blind eye'near the telephone kiosk, at the end of this track @ 1/4 mile, there is parking for 3/4 cars, the weather cleared as we reached the WW11 building remains and gave great views all around.teejay5302/11/2014
A circular with Tiger Bay Ramblers starting from the village of Garway and then taking in Skenfrith Castle and making the gradual ascent onto the Garway Common and on to the WW2 viewing tower on the summit. We had a historical talk over lunch and a trip to Garway church on the way back. And free chips in the pub!islamidget26/10/2014
From the small car park at SO443247(the track leading to this car park can be easily missed as it looks and is quite rough). Lovely grassy slope leads the short distance to the summit.bowlesy19/10/2014
Parking (GR SO 444247)for a couple of cars at end of rough lane from phone box. Easy grassy ascent up obvious path to summit. Interesting octagonal brick construction on summit is remains of a WW II radio tracking station that never went operational.CreakingHiker18/07/2014
With CreakingHikertim74718/07/2014
Parked in CP at end of lane from telephone box. Note, water run off has made this quite rutted and not easy. Good stroll over clipped grass to summit. Black pool with crested newts very murky. Nice feel to this hill on Welsh border.nordicstar20/04/2014