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Name:Merbach Hill
Hill number:2850
Height:318m / 1043ft
Parent (Ma):2242  Black Mountain
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County/UA:Herefordshire (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Submarilyn
Grid ref:SO 30351 44721
Summit feature:ground 2m SE of trig point
Col:174m  SO298432  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 148 161
(1:25k) OL13N 201S
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 82 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Jenx and Bryher up the West ridge. Parking opp B&B, room for three cars by paddock in Middlewood village, asked permission owner v friendly. Better than farm up road. Muddy path, Eddies Grandma would not have liked it!nordicstar31/12/2018
Pretty muddy on the path today.jenx31/12/2018
Short deviation to top from Wye Valley walkArbie22/11/2018
Up and down the Wye Valley Walk. Suitable for grandma's wearing white cardigans. Well, nearly - bit steep.Eddie01/10/2018
From SO 309 439. Easy.PGCE10/07/2018
From SO 31468 44350 up the path (which has been used by motor bikes) to SO 30868 44632 where the bracken has been cut down for motor bikes up to the fence heading SE-NW where the track continued alongside and then through bracken to the quarry. Circled around to the trig and what looked like a higher lump just SE at SO 30372 44702. Headed NE to meet the Wye Valley Walk expecting to fork right at SO 30515 44757 on the ascent bridleway but it wasn't there. Returned SO 30450 44762 where a track went SE to touch the '8' on the 1:25 '318' spot height, then ESE then ENE to pick up the bridleway at SO30665 44707 which I followed back to the car. 45 mins 1.83 miles.Jim.Fothergill21/11/2017
With K. From road corner to south-east. ROW was impassable so trespassed through orchard and saw badger eating windfall apples in the middle of the day. Caught on summit by thunderstorm; phone wrecked by rain. Only hill of the day.Ashley13/11/2017
From SO314 443 following bridlepath.Ramblingpaul01/11/2017
From SO 309 439. Plenty of parking space on the verge and then a simple walk across pasture to the common where the trig is situated among what I think are old lime quarries. Nice views of the section of the Wye I had just walked along as part of a pisciverous bird survey (Turner's Boat to Whitney Toll). I crossed a point on the pasture which seemed higher than the trig but presumably an illusion.Herbert Anchovy21/03/2016
From SO 31468 44346summitsup16/08/2015
2/7 Drive up above village of Bredwardine to track than follow muddy track all the way to white trig pillarFergalh24/01/2015
From South East, easy walk over fields. Flashes of lightening so didn't hang aroundrhalstead19/07/2014
Easy parking for ~6 at 309440GordonAdshead03/05/2014
Parked at SO294451 on B4352. Followed footpath across fields to reach the Wye Valley Walk and used this to the summit. Very muddy!!Chris Peart22/04/2014
Revisited on the Wye Valley Walk - one of several occasions when it became the Wye Hilly Walk!David Purchase17/10/2013
Parked on rough grass verge at bend in minor road at SO 30974 43991 (291m). Track then right-of-way to summit.David Gradwell19/08/2013
There is space to park one car at the bend in the road just north west of Crafta Webb. From here it is an easy walk along the unmade up lane and then across some scrub land to the summit. The actual trig point is a little difficult to spot if you are a stranger to the area as it is hidden behind some workings about 200m off the path.moorsman14/05/2013
A pleasant walk from village of Bredwardine on part of the Wye Valley walk, returning via the burial chanmber, Arthur's Stone, for a 5-mile round trip.jonglew20/04/2013
Obvious summit, easy to access. Nice views at the summit.JohnStoneham01/07/2012
Parked in Middlewood so just headed east to summit on Wye Valley Walk.Dugswell215/09/2011
Nice walk up with wife, left coats in car which was good as we were greated with a very black sky coming off the Brecons. It was a bit wet on the way down,lol !heavyhorses25/08/2011
Parked at bend W of Crafta Webb. Up track then up to field boundary on s side of hill and round to trig.chrisbien18/07/2011
Parked to the west in Middlewood at start to the more windy of the two footpaths up through the fields and then into the woods. Slightly steep in places but mainly a gently climb. Newly painted white trig on top.Father Ted27/03/2011
Parked to W.destaylor23/09/2010
Climbed on way to Isle of Wight.marktrengove30/04/2010
started at the footpath before middlewood across some fields and through woodland footpath was well defined and provided a good bit of excerise on a warm sunny day. A nice open summit with loads of earthworkshodder17/03/2009
Revisit. Fairly scrubby hill but trig is clear, at summit on small grassy tumulus. Simple ascent from N, via house drive then signposted f/p leads up to b/w crossing summit. Squally afternoon, muddy paths but just about missed the rain.RHW02/12/2007
Part of Wye Valley on way from Bredwardine to Hay-on-Wye. With Ian, Gary and Philmavero1029/07/2007
Simple climb to trigRhayader_wander28/09/2005
Very muddy from eastern approachdesperate dan19/12/2004
5 Sub-marilyns bagged on a strange route south to IOW from Sheffield. Should have been doing the KIMM as usual but had been forced to pull out with an injured foot - still mending , but OK for walking.Chris Pearson28/10/2002
Parked off the B4352 on land used for forestry. Then used an access track until it stopped. A mud bath on a steep slope absolutely slippery. Once on the ridge life could not be more pleasant with the sun out and splendid views of the Wye valley.garyhoney16/03/2002
attractive hill, fine view, summit ?quarried, most scenic approach ?from N, access/parking unknown. 314443 green la thru pasture then open land to summit @ TP; track from N, then signed f/p W, climbing to join b/w RHW02/04/2000
On Wye Valley Walk.arranc05/09/1993
Robert Kemp06/03/2016
carole engel04/10/2014
Campbell Singer18/11/2013
Barbara Singer18/11/2013