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Name:Whimble
Hill number:3464
Height:598.8m / 1965ft
Parent (Ma):2178  Great Rhos
Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
Area:Central Wales - Radnor Forest
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Dewey
(Tu,5)
Grid ref:SO 20516 62645
Summit feature:a few stones on grassy tumulus
Drop:84m
Col:514.8m  SO208628  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137 148
(1:25k) 201N
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 127 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Cwm Broadwell car park at the top of Mutton Dingle, New Radnor at 205618 – Up bridleway to top corner of wood – Over stile & then a short steep climb to the summit tumulus. (S)gerrybowes26/08/2017
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.Herbert Anchovy29/07/2017
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
10M round trip from New RadnorTaz3801/02/2017
From New Radnor, on it's own.rhalstead05/11/2016
From New Radnor - nice hill.arranc10/09/2016
anticlocwise from waterbreak its neck cp, with Mynd, Nyth y Crug, Crinfynydd, Great Rhos, Fron wen, Black Mixen, Great Creigau, bache Hill, Whimble and Knowle hill. Whimble the nicest Hill only met 2 others all dayunderhill04/09/2016
TumulusPeteF29/08/2016
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 fifth.jonglew16/06/2016
With a large group of about 20, on a fine day, as a dogleg 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
Climbed on the way to doing the three surrounding Nuttalls.spallen29/12/2015
3/7 Third 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
Detour from Nuttalls walk 11.4. This is a far better top than any of the 2000ft tops on the walk IMOCrib 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
Inexcusably missed when I did the Radnor Hills in 2000. An easy stroll from the high car parkColin Crawford24/06/2015
With: hb; Approached from Black Mixen from the path by forest edge returning to SW towards Whinyard Rocks over Whimble and path back to New Radnor.Ian Baines25/03/2015
easy hill from the village. just a straight up and downAristotle Chip13/03/2015
Myself and my daughter Isabelle parked in the forest to the south. We headed around the Western edge of the forest and then took to the steep slopes to reach the summit tumulus. It was quite windy with a little sleet on the summit. We headed down to the building hidden by conifers where we came across a huge snow patch about 70 metres by 30 metres and over a foot deep. It was then a case of walking through the forest to the car.isabelle16/02/2015
Walked from New Radnor. Pleasant start to a long day.MikeM17/01/2015
Good car park at end of road to south. Good path then a bit of up to the summit.destaylor09/01/2015
From New Radnor - Mutton Dingle - Whimble - Bache Hill - Great Creigau - Black Mixen - Great Rhos.david23020113/08/2014
With Samsimon and co03/07/2014
Final hill on a clockwise horseshoe walk from New Radnor (easy parking). Good paths most of way round. The smallest hill today, but the best looking from most angles and certainly the most interesting top also with great views in two directions. It is not ROW or Access, but there is a well worn path up both ends of ridge and no keep out signs, so landowner doesn't seem to bother about walkers on their land.Hillsidenick07/08/2013
Lovely blue skies solo walk from New Radnor, my first proper hill walk since the hamstring destruction last summer. Ascent from the west, the summit is a fine Bronze Age barrow (a bit flattened) and the views wonderful. On to Bache Hill.thesweetcheat02/03/2013
Parked just inside the forest to the south and followed path round the western edge of the forest before ascending a clear path from the west. Low cloud so no views above c 1500'.clivevilla12/07/2012
New Radnor - Whimble - Bache Hill - Black Mixen - Fron-wen - Great Rhos - Nyth-grug - Water-break-its-neck - New Radnor. Solo walk, mainly overcast.davidpettit8423/06/2012
With TonyStuart Hyde09/08/2011
took the first bridleway sign (added an extra loop) rather than the second. Climbing this first gave a decent sight of the general route for the next 3 hills.JohnStoneham23/07/2011
A great circular including all the main summits of the Radnor Forest, starting at New Radnor its a long slog to the top of the great shaped Whimble, then along lanes to Bache Hill trig, across moors to Black Mixen and around the top of Harley Dingle to Great Rhos and back down to New Radnor (10.5 miles). A very underrated area.DanTrig04/06/2011
Climbed from New Radnor as part of the New Radnor horseshoe. Straightforward, took 60 minutes.johnabutler212/04/2011
First of 4 today in thick fog, so much for the weather forcast.:-(heavyhorses17/02/2010
Added this shapely top to the Nuttalls' Radnor Forest walk.David Gradwell25/05/2009
Parked in New Radnor village, climbed Whimble then moved on to Black Mixen and then Great Rhos. returned down Harley Dingle. With Wombourne & Pat.steve hudson06/08/2008
On way to Black Mixenwoodse01/07/2008
Bagged with the wife. On the way back, weather had cleared, nice paths back past the forest to the car park. Easy walkingwee mac30/03/2008
Conical hill, very pleasant hill - better than the nearby Nuttals.DavidGMould21/01/2007
Radnor Hoseshoe, first hill of the day. Fine, shapely thing.Jake99428/05/2006
On the way back to the car from bagging the Nuttalls went over the very prominent Whimble and then down the lane.garyhoney16/02/2002
Ascended from New Radnor, heading for Great Rhos.JohnW04/10/2001
see Great Rhos. If you miss this because it isn't a Nutall or Hump I feel sorry for you. Often in distant views this is the summit that stands out and clinches that your looking at the Great Rhos group.pwheeler02/05/1993
good sledging siteRhayader_wander01/01/1992
petey01/01/1990
Date unknown. fine compact heather summit, v distinctive from E, small cairn. a/c/w 2:20 circuit from New Radnor RHW01/01/1990
From New Radnor, a round of Whimble, Bache Hill Great Craigiau, Black Mixen, Great Rhos with D.PeterD10/08/1985