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Name:Ruardean Hill
Hill number:2862
Height:290m / 951ft
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County/UA:Gloucestershire (CoU)
Catchment:Severn, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 63494 16918
Summit feature:stone marker
Drop:174m
Col:116m  SO681214  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 162
(1:25k) OL14E
Observations:about 10cm higher than ground by present flagpole and 5m away
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Trig point is at SO635168
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 283 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
.Stevooo16/05/2020
Parked at sports centre and crossed road to trig, super easy.Hippy7708/03/2020
Parked at sports centre and walked across the road to the stone marker. The easiest Marilyn! Solo. Trig is completely fenced off at the moment but is obviously lower.Dangerous Dave05/01/2020
P near Pan Tod Beacon.ger22/12/2019
Miners memorial nearby worth visitinggettingonabit03/11/2019
Parked at sports hall and wandered across to the high point marker. Planning permission notice on enclosed compound where the trig is for a detached house. Walked through a gap in the fencing to visit the trigJephcote8321/09/2019
With K. Probably the easiest HuMP we have left (in England)Ashley08/09/2019
Parked at Sports Club. High Point and trig.NormanW17/07/2019
Short walk to summit from sports club, as per other descriptions. Slightly ironic that the extraordinarily small (but no doubt pricey) marker of the highest point of the Forest of Dean is visibly not quite at the highest point.wheresthepath11/07/2019
Little London - Nottwood Hill - Huntley Hill - Bright's Hill - May Hill - Hobbs - Breakheart Hill - Wigpool Common - Ruardean Hill - Edge Hills - Pool Hill - Mitcheldean.Mark Jackson22/06/2019
Drive, park then a wry smile at the marker and flagpole 7/8N.Morters01/05/2019
5/6. Dry. Visited all possible summits.. Rounsfell17/02/2019
Must be the easiest Marilyn. With Oscar and Bridget.catman02/10/2018
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge02/10/2018
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie02/10/2018
Car park on opposite side of the road.Winterfloodian24/09/2018
TD, C & HThis Dog01/09/2018
Roadside green. Mist held off but only just.Topographer5712/08/2018
Walked around the summit area for an hour or so talking the view in the dark in. 4th top of the day an easy start tomorrow will be harder walks!Sossick24/11/2017
11/11M last of the day in fading light easy times.robertphillips20/10/2017
Parked at Pan Tod Beacon, which gives better views than the summit. A gentle stroll back to the road to find the little pillar marking the summit.Gill14/10/2017
Easiest summit yet. Summit mark by small stone pillar.AlanD18/09/2017
Nice evening drive out to Ruardean Hill. Spend a few minutes relaxing at the highest point in the Forest.Gerry the Ranger11/08/2017
SOTA VHF ActivationM0JCQ25/06/2017
Parking next to fence, squeezed through railing on the playing field side then over to pillar, lots of people around, no one seemed to look. good condition nice views from nearby view point, high point over the road next to flag point.griefmiester07/05/2017
The sort of thing that gives Marilyn-bagging a bad name.squeegs17/02/2017
With TJBtrimarc217/11/2016
Revisit. Unofficial FB Register annual meet. Gorgeous afternoon. Access tight, E side bestRHW15/10/2016
Parked car and quickly spotted the caged trig point. Quick wander around then off to Goodrich Castle. Company: Mrs D and Jake the Black lab.iandesbottes11/10/2016
Great excitement! There's now a tiny triglike marker at the top. High point of the Forest of Dean. Sweet.jenx07/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx. Usual drive up made more interesting by a new small pillar on the summit, proclaiming it the highest point of the forest of dean at 951 ftnordicstar07/10/2016
My first Marilyn, aged 4 months. So exciting, I fell asleep at the top!! May have been my first Marilyn, but it was the 600th photo taken of me by my Grandma on this holiday.Charlie Singer22/09/2016
Nothing to see here really!twg2724/08/2016
Parked by village hall. Walked around flagpole on opposite side of road. I could have got to trig point through railings of probable reservoir but my walker couldn't but he shouldn't have trespassed anyway or else he will get baggers a bad name.CodyleCoyote21/03/2016
2/7. Which is the easiest Marilyn of Britain? Close call between this and Crowborough I'd say.. Theres very little to get excited about with Ru Hill.. I parked up at the sports club and.. well. crossed the road to a scruffy patch of concrete... One for just passing i'd say.stig_nest11/03/2016
Unplanned bag of a Marylin: driving through the area I saw the sign to Ruardean Hill, remembered that it was on the list, and five minutes later had parked within yards of the top for an easy bag: too easy really, I'm glad I didn't make a special journey for it.Cas-gwent05/03/2016
Don't even have to walk.mike.hartley30/01/2016
Stroll over from sport club car park. Doesn't get any easier than this! Fourth of five Marilyns today.SS20/12/2015
Effortless bag.Newton Maximus29/11/2015
Grassy roadside bank with a flagpoleMariana Trench10/10/2015
Short walk from car to flag pole. Gap in railings allowed access to trig and covered reservoir.Ramblingpaul04/06/2015
KJFcrazy19/04/2015
Thick Fog and rain when we did it. Did Chris Bonnington plant the flag at the summit?mindlessflogger03/01/2015
4/9 Hill top flag pole is highest point. Trig Point is surrounded by fenceFergalh09/12/2014
Hardly taxing but nevertheless it had to be done. Must be one of the easiest. With GB.bolton25/11/2014
Parked next to the village Sports & Social Club Crossed the road to summit which lies a short distance from the current flagpole. (PM)gerrybowes25/11/2014
Nothing to be said...bowlesy19/10/2014
Parked by village sports club opposite trig. Walked around flagpole site, beacon and climbed in to touch trig. All a bit uninspiring after other good hills today.nordicstar20/04/2014
A circular walk from Drybrook with Keith. The summit was a little uninspiring since you could drive to the top! Did this again in June with Tiger Bay Ramblers.islamidget07/03/2014
Wandered around the flag pole a bit.simon and co28/02/2014