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Name:Hergest Ridge
Hill number:2853
Height:426.9m / 1401ft
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County/UA:Herefordshire (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 25438 56264
Summit feature:boulders 230m W of trig point
Drop:157.6m
Col:269.3m  SO 2205 5571  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 148
(1:25k) 201S
Observations:trig point at SO 25663 56282: spot height marked in wrong position on map
Survey:simple level/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 337 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Second hill after Worsell Wood. Low cloudy day, views not so good. Bagged the trig too.DanMaisieBex28/10/2019
Lovely walk up from Kington. The monkey puzzle trees are an unusual mountain feature! Visited trig and then summit rock pile. Solo.Dangerous Dave15/09/2019
Easy walk from Bage along a green path through high bracken which leads to the common and a short walk to the top and the trig nearby.NormanW18/07/2019
From Hergest Croft Gardens. Gentle but steady walk up to the trig and high point.twg2726/05/2019
Parking near Hergest Croft Gardens, limited. Following the obvious path up onto the ridge, past strange group of Monkey Puzzle trees, to trig and stones piles.N.Morters03/05/2019
MJO. From Gladestry. Pleasant evening walk after working in the camper.Martin6623/04/2019
From road end to E.ger16/04/2019
From Kington centre up lane past Hergest Croft. Return via Bage, Herefordshire Way along River Arrow.squeegs17/02/2019
Calm misty day. With Chris.gettingonabit03/01/2019
G Mn My TIdris29/08/2018
Park Gladestry, 5 car layby just before the school. Then Offas dyke route. Hot and sunny.iangalbraith21/07/2018
With K from near road end at Kington. Big brown beastie big brown face.Ashley11/07/2018
Parked in lane to E of Gladestry. Shortcut past Llan y Felin farm then Offa's Dyke path. Hot cloudless day. Saw wild horses near the summit. 204m ascentRoguePulsar29/06/2018
Have walked over this ridge countless times, best way is to have it near the end of the Offa's Dyke track from Hay.RyParks03/06/2018
From Ridgebourne Road, Kingtonprwild14/04/2018
From Kington Church starting up lane and then through field to wood. straight up to racecourse and Whetstone from end of path through wood. Return via lane past Hergest Croft gardens.m0jla21/03/2018
4/11M good grass tracks from bage.robertphillips20/10/2017
A nice walk from Bag(g)e(r) Farm, straight to the col over dead bracken and short grass, then on to the trig and then to the high point. Very windy, warm and wet, so my baby Buffalo was useful.Gill13/10/2017
Traverse from west to east, via summit and trig point. Overcast and windy.Winterfloodian07/10/2017
FRom Hergest GardenMoorponder29/09/2017
From near Croft Garden we follow Offas Dyke path along the tree edged lane then out onto along the broad grassy bracken edged tracks that takes us first a circle of Monkey Puzzle trees and then the summit trig beyond. We extend to cross the border into Wales (and wild ponies) before meandering back across the hill.briandavies22/09/2017
From east and pulled in Hantner Hill Monkey puzzle trees? Why?Mark Sims31/08/2017
Parked to east, near end of track which forms Offa's Dyke Path, then easy stroll up wide slope with lovely views to the top.Cas-gwent17/08/2017
Offa's Dyke Path from Kington and then on to Hantner Hill. Straightforward and enjoyable. With TJBtrimarc207/08/2017
Parked at Ridgebourne road, Kington and headed up the Offa's Dyke path. Lovely walk to summit and trig through the old racecourse. Returned via same path.GI0AZA29/06/2017
From Kington, up the Offa's Dyke path to the trig and the summit. Went back to the Monkey Puzzle trees and then turned right to take the footpath to Bage. Continued along lanes to gain the Herefordshire Way and followed this back into town. Lovely hill on a lovely day. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget12/06/2017
Bagged whilst walking Offa's Dyke from Kington to Hay on Wye. A beautiful section of the walkRamblingpaul07/06/2017
Easy walk up from Bage in hazy sunshine.Topographer5709/04/2017
1 of 5 Marilyns from KingtonSteveG24/03/2017
From road end following Offa's Dyke Path then cut across to trig before wandering to summit rocks. Cut down to col and took in Hanter Hill (international day) before returning up to the race course and back to the car.SS02/01/2017
1st hill of today on the Kington to Hay-on-Way leg of my Offas Dyke path walk. Branched off on the Offas Dyke path where a footpath crosses it and climbed up to the boulders and onto highest one although very slippy! Great atmosphere especially with the ponies nearby feeding near the copse of Aracauria trees (Monkey Puzzle trees). Continued on the Offas Dyke path.Dazingdale18/10/2016
5/7. Parked at Bage easy stroll to summit. Saw some ponies. Cloud high so had the views. Company: Soloiandesbottes13/10/2016
From the farm at Bage. Lots of parking space. Easy, lovely walk up through little valley and then past trig to top.jenx05/10/2016
Used lane from south to find ample parking off road at the Bage farm. Great walking to the summit stones and trignordicstar05/10/2016
Lovely place, great views in all directions.IanHHill27/09/2016
Kington - Hergest Ridge - Hanter Hill - Worsall Wood - Herrock Hill - Rushock Hill - Bradnor Hill - Kington.davidpettit8428/08/2016
#598 - ODP from Ridgebourne Road along with the Creaking Hikertim74727/06/2016
. CreakingHiker27/06/2016
Climbed Hergest Ridge and Hanter Hill solo from Llan-y-Felin farm whilst supervising Silver DofE trip. Bridleway on map is theoretical only - locked gates and electric fences to negotiate! Returned via Offa's Dyke path and minor road. Very good weather (Sun and light cloud). Stupendous views of the the fabulously green Welsh Border country stretching to the Radnor Forest, Black Mountains, Pen-y-Fan, Shropshire Hills etc ... only spoilt by the quarries to the north of Hanter Hill (which incidently is the better summit). Interesting old racecourse and piles of enormous boulders on top of Hergest Ridge.jamessteel10018/06/2016
Quick walk up from Kington, great views.Taz3801/06/2016
Linear route as a minor detour whilst walking Offa's Dyke Path.Gayle18/04/2016
With a large group of 20+ from Kington YHA on a 23km clockwise circuit, an excellent walk.Phreerunner12/03/2016
KeithByTheC12/03/2016
From Bage. Parking for at least 3. Easy stroll from here but very wet underfoot. Visited trig and then to rocky pile. Didnt hang about though. Could see the rain coming and the wind was bitter. Envious of the ponies coats! With Laura w.stig_nest10/01/2016
6/8 Sixth of Long wet, sunny and windy day ! (Carneddau/Bradnor Hill/Stanner Hill/Brurfa Bank/Hanter Hill/Hergest Hill/Burt Hill/The Begwns)Fergalh06/12/2015
A nice place to be.mike.hartley22/11/2015
M&C during Kington 8 Peaks Challenge walkMandChills19/09/2015
Walked up from Bredward Farm. A nice 4.5 mile round trip. Views a bit hazy today unfortunately.Walker Dan12/06/2015
Was here previously on 26/03/2008 doing the full Offa's Dyke Path south to north. Needed a repeat visit this evening to make sure of the highpoint.Alex C24/04/2015
Parked in plenty of space at end of Ridgebourne Road. Easy walk to the trig point and the summit. With Martin Scoular after lunch at Border Bean café in Kington. (4/5)Phreerunner17/03/2015