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Name:Black Mixen
Hill number:2179
Height:650m / 2133ft
Parent (Ma):2178  Great Rhos
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Radnor Forest
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SO 19652 64402
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:45m
Col:605m  SO188650  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 148
(1:25k) 200E
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 386 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Second of three tops following the nine mile Nuttall route from street parking in New Radnor, first visiting Bache hill and then continuing onto Great Rhos.WAYNE ROWLETT26/01/2020
Walked along the bridleway from Whimble, then up the track to the summit. The mist & cloud was starting to clear.DanMaisieBex29/10/2019
Circuit of Radnor Trigs (clockwise) + WhimbleJim T12/08/2019
TD & CThis Dog03/08/2019
Parked at New Radnor and walked 17.5km taking in Bache Hill, Black Mixen and Great Rhos. Sunny day with some cloud. With eldest son.clyoung21/06/2019
After leaving Great Rhos I visited the Bronze Age barrows above Cwm Bwch, then headed east to The Riggles, much of which has been felled since my last visit. On reaching Shepherd's Well I crossed a band of felling with difficultiy and then headed into the heather to visit the barrow at the northwestern end of the summit ridge. From here it was a very arduous slog straight across the heather to the Black Mixen summit. The Bronze Age barrow there is decent, but is being badly damaged by off-road bikes. After a late lunch here I headed on to Bache Hill.thesweetcheat20/04/2019
Parked in New Radnor, followed route clockwise around Danger Zone to take in Great Rhos, Black Mixen and Bache Hill. Blustery and clear.andrew.morel15/04/2019
9m Circular Walk from New Radnor - Bache Hill, Black Mixen & Great RhosJephcote8313/04/2019
along track to pylon, rough heatherrichardrosser05/03/2019
From Whimble via not so Great Creigiau. Tempted to climb the mast on such a still day. The wisdom of age told me not to though! A cracking view from the floor anyway.stig_nest24/09/2018
Circular from New Radnor, couldn't see a thing! Still worth it.RyParks13/01/2018
From New Radnor Village SO 21280 60809, via Whimble, Bache Hill, then onto Great Rhos, as Nuttalls 11.4Westdenewalker10/10/2017
Bubbly and a welsh cake to celebrate our Nuttals completion.softsquare20/09/2017
Parked up in the village and walked up Whimble first, then Bach Hill, Black Mixen and Great Rhos. Down into Harley Dingle then footpaths back to the village. Mainly following the Nuttall walk.Neolith28/08/2017
Knowle Hill - Whimble - Bache Hill - Great Creigiau - Black Mixen - Great Rhos. Basically the Nuttalls route with occasional diversions to take in the three bonus summits. Mainly cloudy and breezy but dry. Fairly flat topped so not much of a view.Herbert Anchovy29/07/2017
With Shaky & Smithy from New Radnor. Parked in the village & took the steep minor road NW up to the forest at the top, following the track & then a very overgrown path to E of Whimble rejoining the track. Followed the fence N & then climbed over the gate to follow the fencelines to the tumulus on Bache Hill. Returned to path & then slanted NW along the edge of Black Mixen detouring to take in the summit. A fine walk round head of the valley to Great Rhos on dryish ground & then followed track at edge of danger area all the way down to Harley Dingle & round side of the hill back to New Radnor. A couple showers but great views & a great walk out.NotReallyABagger23/07/2017
A fine circuit with 5 trigs, on a perfect sunny day. Beginning to be converted to TuMPing by Alex and co, and regaining proficiency in climbing barbed wire fences. From New Radnor, over the superb Whimble, Bache Hill, direct to Black Mixen (noooo - follow the track), edge of forest and peaty tracks to Great Rhos, then seduced away from the indistinct correct line to the forestry by Nuttall baggers track, but correct line regained off piste. Through forest, then up to Nyth Grug, Mynd, Black Brook track to A44, direttissima towards Molecatchers Wood, Castle Hill, and The Smatcher.Gill26/03/2017
First time in thick fog and heavy rain and wind, second time in glorious sunshine.Taz3801/02/2017
with roger king and dave walsh this is a grate walk for anyone whos not done itDarren-44307/01/2017
with dave and rogermy-list07/01/2017
MistyHammy01/11/2016
W:Ibenwloudon20/10/2016
Second ascent.PeteF29/08/2016
With Jenx from New Radnor. Clockwise circuit of all the tops on a decent weather day, followed a damp start.nordicstar11/07/2016
Climbed Whimble and Black Mixen from New Radnor along road past forest and then pleasant track along Ystol Bach brook and Whinyard Rocks. Was solo, whilst supervising DofE Silver expedition. Returned same route. Weather dry and cloudy to start with, but mist and rain appearing by the time I got to the transmitter station on Black Mixen (so abandoned plan to climb Great Rhos). Whimble is a fine shapely summit with great views across the Welsh border-lands. Shame it doesn't quite make 2000 feet!jamessteel10019/06/2016
From New Radnor on a reverse direction of Nuttall's 11.4 walk. Took in 6 hills, this being the second.jonglew16/06/2016
Nuttall's route from New RadnorRamblingpaul12/05/2016
Nuttall's round from New Radnortweed30/03/2016
With a large group of about 20, on a fine day, on an anticlockwise circuit from New Radnor.Phreerunner13/03/2016
KeithByTheC13/03/2016
Radnor forest circular walk: Whimble, Bache Hill, Black Mixen, Great Rhos. Very quiet despite a nice sunny day- I saw three more dead sheep skeletons than people, and I only saw three skeletons…Cas-gwent23/02/2016
Nuttall Walk 11.4: Wimble - Bache Hill - Great Creigau - Black Mixen - Great Rhosronaldo33323/01/2016
Nuttall walk in the mist and rainRuth02/01/2016
6/7 Sixth of great snowy day's walking (Carneddau South Top/Carneddau South West Top/Whimble/Bache Hill/Great Creigau/Black Mixen/Great Rhos)Fergalh22/11/2015
Nuttalls walk 11.4 on a lovely sunny day.Crib Goch12/08/2015
With G. Nuttalls' route from New Radnor on bridleway taking in Whimble > Bache Hill > Black Mixen > Great Rhos > New Radnor.RT197031/07/2015
Easy to find along the track the radio mast helped Snow in march no views used gps to traverse the bogAristotle Chip13/03/2015
With: hb; Walked from Great Rhos approaching from N through recent tree felling. Very sunny with good views.Ian Baines10/03/2015
With: ib; Helen Baines10/03/2015
Round of the three Radnor Forest Hewitts from New Radnor. Very windy. Path between Black Mixen and Great Rhos wrecked by trail bikes.jim pererin10/01/2015
Continuation of walk from Great Rhos. Took faint path NW outside tree-felled area, then round to Shepherd's Well. From there a boggy path took me SSE to summit. To return, I headed back to Shepherd's Well, then forest roads NNW round west flank of Fron-wen to rejoin my outward route at Rhiw Pool.Man of Kernow109/11/2014
From New Radnor - Mutton Dingle - Whimble - Bache Hill - Great Creigau - Black Mixen - Great Rhos.david23020113/08/2014
Climbed from the Old Station Caravan and campsite where I was staying, walked a circular route through New Radnor to Black Mixen, then around to Great Rhos and then back to the start. Beautiful sunny day.magirob24/04/2014
Filthy day. Walk 11.4 solo in driving wind and rain. Weather improved as I descended Great Rhos! See http://stiperstone.wordpress.com/.Fernhill30/12/2013
walked up from new radnor tok in bache hill and great rhos also nice walkrussf6905/09/2013
Bache Hill, Black Mixen and Great Rhos. Followed route in Nuttall book. A pint in the Radnor Arms at the end!tsharp25/08/2013
Nuthall's route in reverse from Great Rhos. Good paths all the way. Quiet (except for RAF jets and explosives testing in the valley) didn't meet another walker all day. Mast good as navigation aid but a real eyesore.Hillsidenick07/08/2013
DID THE RADNOR FOREST CIRCUIT (NUTTALLS WALK 11.4) FROM HE CAMPSITE IN NEW RADNOR ON THE WAY UP TO NORTH WALES. ONE OF THE FEW DAYS OF MIST AND RAIN IN OUR 5 WEEK TRIP. WENT UP BACHE HILL FROM THE VILLAGE AND ROUND OVER BLACK MIXEN TO GREAT RHOS. FOUL WEATHER AND NO VIEWS. JOYCE FELL OVER AND HURT HER BAD KNEE.BURGESS31/07/2013
Good walk in light rain and mist.denisB5230/05/2013
Trig Point. Route: Cwm Broadwell-Bache Hill-Black Mixen-Sheperd's Well-Great Rhos-Lower Harley-Sunnybank-New Radnor-Cwm Broadwell. Sunny,Clear,V Cold.Chris Williams09/01/2013