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Name:Glascwm Hill
Hill number:3470
Height:522m / 1713ft
Parent (Ma):2184  Gwaunceste Hill
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 16979 52515
Summit feature:a few stones in heather
Drop:130m
Col:392m  SO166534  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 148
(1:25k) 188 200E
Observations:all other ground is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 70 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the col at SO 166534 - good tracks through the heather & a straightforward summit. Spent rather too long looking for the 'few stones' with out success, but certainly in the right place. Did Black Hill too.DanMaisieBex23/12/2019
Circular walk from SO145489 to bag Red Hill and Glascwm HillRamblingpaul12/05/2019
1/4 - started at 165534 - figure of 8 curcuit - weather fine all day - moderate breeze - not coldwychwood20/02/2019
I set off from Glascwm on a rather murky cool winters day. After doing a 5k race in Builth Wells I wanted a cool down walk in these little visited hill. My first objective was the higher Little Hill. A Red Kite was quartering overhead on its long wings. I then headed over to Gwaunceste Hill on route I met a large party heading the opposite way. As I reached the summit trig the cloud lifted to give views all be it limited. There was a few tiny patches of snow close to the summit. It was hard to see but Radnor Forest looked to have had a covering. I descended in sunshine to the other Little Hill. On the latter I put up 5 Red Grouse. I headed down to the minor road and climbed steeply to the unmarked summit of Glascwm Hill. From the summit I headed down to the village in the gathering twilight. Time taken 3 hours 15 minutes for 8.25 miles. Other wildlife a Buzzard, Coal Tits and Blue Tits.isabelle20/01/2019
Third of four Dewey's from Hundred House on a twenty two mile walk taking between seven and eight hours. Route was Gwaunceste hill, Llanfihangel hill, Glascwm hill and Red hill. A long walk best for a dry day.WAYNE ROWLETT02/09/2018
As for jonglewJim.Fothergill28/08/2018
petey29/04/2018
Parked on verge at high point of road to N. at 166534. Up well-used ATV track to within 140yd of the unmarked summit; the few summit stones are probably now deep under the heather! (S)gerrybowes04/10/2017
From road summit above Glascwm, Glascwm Hill and Red Hill on good tracks most of the way.rhalstead18/02/2017
Parked at a cattle grid on minor road to NE. Good path for a fair way up then over heather and bilberry. Took in Black Hill before descending.jonglew15/06/2016
4/9 Fourth of Nine on another wet and windy day (Little Hill West Top/Gwaunceste Hill/Little Hill East Top/Glascwm Hill/Back Hill/Yr Alt/Yr Alt East Top/Bryngwyn Hill/Newchurch Hill)Fergalh20/12/2015
Surprisingly nice circular walk, parked at top of pass east of Glascwm, walked down through the village and up onto Little Hill (West one), then followed moors onto Gwaunceste Hill and across to Colva Hill, followed lanes to near Colva Church then went out and back to Yr Allt, then carried onto Black Hill, Glascwm Hill and up and back onto Little Hill (East one) back to car, nice and sunny day, didn't see anyone all day.DanTrig28/10/2015
From A481 near Rhewey farm up track and a little burnt heather to trig of Gwaunceste Hill then on to pass above Glascwm and up track and more burnt heather to Glascwm Hill. Return by same route on a perfect walking day.SS04/05/2015
Just enough time to fit this HuMP in at six in the morning on my way to Carole Engel's Pedwar completion.Alex C25/04/2015
Easily up from col to NW.Chris Peart22/04/2014
From parking on A481 by Llynheilyn at SO 16579 58200. Did a round over Llanfihangel and Gwaunceste Hills.Alan Moore14/11/2013
There is indeed a small pile of stones at the summit but it is lower in height than the surrounding heather so don't rely on it a s a navigation aid.clivevilla30/11/2012
Park at top of narrow road at junction of farm tracks. Up hill on tracks through gorse to open moor. solitary grouse. final 400 m across burnt heather to top at 12.40. No cairn.arranc06/08/2012
Heather & bilberry grouse moor. Parked at Rhulen Church at SO 13733 49816 and took green byway to bwlch below Red Hill. Then by tracks nearly all way to summit. Returned via Red Hill.Man of Kernow120/05/2012
Isn't a SSSI and a grouse moor = oxymoron? The usual patchy heather moor you get with grouse slaughtering sites.Martin R25/08/2011
parked at road to the north west. this is an sssi site and a grouse moor. got told by the local keeper to keep the dog close as grouse eggs were hatching.DARRENG25/05/2011
Safe packing to NW, then easy tracks to near summit which is now marked by small pile of stones. Grey cloudy morning with rain showers likely.Dugswell217/05/2011
Easy parking N. Heather pretty much all the way but bits and pieces of tracks and paths.destaylor31/03/2011
start~ 166534. Climbed south up good tracks to glascwm summit.steve hudson11/11/2009
Walked with SH. Continued to Red Hill. A strong cold wind but remained dry.wombourne11/11/2009
From SO 170 532summitsup12/04/2009
Easy walk up from the N on eroded track but for last 100m. Some care needed in mist else you could pick the wrong track down. Safe parking on roadside just west of isolated roadside farm. Summit largely featureless and current GR near enoughRhayader_wander03/01/2007
Dewey bagging (two walks): Beacon Hill, Pool Hill and Warren Hill; Gwaunceste Hill, Colva Hill, Glascwm Hill and Red Hill RHW29/11/1997
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