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Name:Long Mountain
Hill number:2200
Height:408m / 1339ft
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SJ 26476 05827
Summit feature:ground 4m NE of trig point
Col:103m  SJ288021  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 126
(1:25k) 216
Observations:40cm higher than trig point: highest point of embankment is at SJ 26541 05872 and is 0.29m lower than the summit
Survey:Leica NA730
Surveys of Moel y Golfa and Long Mountain final.doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 264 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up the mast road and into the wood to find the hard to spot trig.NormanW01/10/2019
A Peckish15/08/2019
David S10/08/2019
Up to the mast, through the gate and into the area of the hill fortelizyanne30/07/2019
G3TQQ (Dave)14/05/2019
12.15 trig pillar S4718 nagging doubts about the possibility of unfinished business, now rectified. When coming here in August 2004 with Jamie, I was in a hurry. It seemed obvious that the highest point was going to be on the rim of the ring fort and these points near to the mats must be good enough for the highest point. No time to hunt down the trig pillar. Doubts haunted me since. Chatting with Myrddyn Phillips confirmed my doubts. Time for a visit to photograph the trig pillar. Mission accomplished. Honour satisfied.vegibagger30/04/2019
Parked in Lay-by near mast access road. Met another Marilyn Bagger just finishing as we set off. Summit easy enough to find in woods, lovely view just outside the wooded area.Jephcote8314/04/2019
Across field and along Offa Dyke to fort, to trig and HP in trees. Back past mast and access road.PeterD08/04/2019
Up the mast access track to Beacon Ring... atmospheric in the treesN.Morters05/04/2019
Robert Kemp07/02/2019
Revisit with SG from parking beside mast access track gate.Smudge25/11/2018
Andy West22/08/2018
Tony J14/07/2018
Approach from SW using Offa's Dyke path. No summit views in the spooky summit copse. Did an ACW circit of embankment, from which there was good views.ger01/05/2018
cold but clear. Snow on higher tops to north and west.gettingonabit05/02/2018
Short detour from a walk along Offa's Dyke.rhalstead13/01/2018
1/2 - Popped up here after work in Leighton. Have 'longed' (excuse the pun) to come up here for nearly 20 years, just never got round to it. Fascinating hill that is such an important part of view from the Oswestry area, but rarely mentioned or acknowledged by anyone! Beacon Ring was great fun, very welcoming place, and the embankment of the hillfort is a great short circular walk! Very odd the way it surrounds the forest where the trig point is. The Forest spells out 'E II R' when viewed from above. A Severn Trent employee had got his van stuck up here and was in a bad mood, having been waiting for a colleague to get here from Church Stretton since 11am! (it was 2pm by now).tumpawumpa19/12/2017
Short approach from road to E, interesting hill fort and great views to W from edge of woods. Shame about the masts blighting the hill.steve_a28/10/2017
11/12M drove up rough track to masts quick bag.robertphillips19/10/2017
Via road to the masts from the east.Winterfloodian10/10/2017
Parked in layby just past access road to pylons. Walked up road to pylons, then through gate and up through trees on Beacon Ring fort to trig point.PaulineD19/08/2017
walk livi19/08/2017
Parked by track to microwave masts, through gate just past first mast over grass bank into spooky wood to trig point.rogreeves19/04/2017
Short ascent from the SE. Summit is a few metres from trig point in woodland in centre of ring.Topographer5705/04/2017
Tony Wilson04/04/2017
Fuelled by all day breakfast in the Pinewood cafe, Welshpool, as delaying tactic hoping for the fog to clear. No chance. Parked by the Stubb, and followed Offa's Dyke to the summit. Very atmospheric in the fog. Circumnavigated the hill fort wall because it's higher than the trig, and worried about the current fashion for Bings supplanting summits. Brambles not too bad in March. Back the same way, with tales of the miserable estate owners revealed by discussion with a local.Gill27/03/2017
3/8 Third of eight (Moel y Golfa/Breiddon Hill/Long Mountain (Beacon Ring)/Caeliber Isaf/Shadwell Hill/Pen-Caenion/Ddifed/Mynydd Cerrigllwydion)Fergalh18/12/2016
While I was there two cars drove right up to the masts up the track from the road on the east. Seems most locals do that. I felt a bit silly walking in from the end of the track. Through and around the woods. Rather pointless Trig now surrounded by trees. Interesting that the trees spell out 'E R' (Queen Elizabeth II).
With Jenx and Myrddyn from the nearest aerial, around back of the ring for sunset views then the trignordicstar03/10/2016
A twilight dive into the woods.jenx03/10/2016
Lay by (A4833) between Buttington & Hope - Offas Dyke Footway to Long Hill Summit (Beacon Ring Hill-fort/trig/EIIR 1953 Trees) - Phillips Gorse Pentre - Hope - Lane past Cooksons BLUE Coaches back to A4833briandavies30/09/2016
Park and bag. Really nice views and interesting round on a lovely day.huwthomas26/08/2016