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Name:Llan-wen Hill
Hill number:5218
Height:417m / 1368ft
Parent (Ma):2183  Beacon Hill
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Severn, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:SO 30648 70204
Summit feature:trig point (behind observatory)
Drop:123m
Col:294m  SO274699  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137 148
(1:25k) 201N
Comments:Alternative summit 417m at SO305699
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 49 users)ByDate of Ascent
Cheeky bag after Stow Hill & Cwm-sanaham, drove up, place closed today, at least walked from the lower gate round complex to trig, chilly breeze. Who's keeping an eye on near Earth objects when its closed??apricorum31/12/2018
Easy drive up, well in campervan a bit bumpy :). With Jenx and Bryher. Knocked on door to say hello/ask permission but no one at home when we were there. Looked a good spot to visitnordicstar29/12/2018
All deserted at the observatory today.jenx29/12/2018
With K. Took observatory tour (recommended). They are happy if bemused by people visiting the trig although they want people to obey signs and not go clockwise around the buildings. Pop in and say hi and drop some coins in their box maybe.Ashley11/07/2018
Parked on the grass outside the gate. Observatory closed.Jim.Fothergill15/11/2017
In picknic area behind observatort.cjo26/03/2017
Trig and spot height in neighbouring field both visited.Alan Caine25/03/2017
Parked at the bottom of the track and walked up - the natives are friendly!Chris Peart14/09/2016
Ran up from Presteigne, and back via WilleyMinorMonkey13/03/2016
6/9 Sixth of nine summits on very windy day (Stow Hill/Rock Hill/Cefn Hepreas/Cwm-Sanaham Hill/Llanfair Hill/Llanwen Hill/Hawthorn Hill/Black Hill/Glog Hill)Fergalh05/12/2015
Solosimon and co14/08/2015
straight forward walk up from knighton, trig visited also when to alternative summit which was in a near by field along the track, just in case.hodder11/09/2014
Parked car on lane in a little lay-by about 200m NNW of the track up to the observatory. Walked up track to observatory. After a chat with the lady in the shop, I skirted the buildings to the trig and picnic area - good views down to Knighton. Returned the same way.marktrengove08/12/2013
Visited whilst on a bike ride from Leominster to Knighton.Alex C05/10/2012
with Tony & DevonStuart Hyde11/08/2012
Nearly got shot by local rabbiting in the dusk light.Martin R24/08/2011
P at start of track to Observatory. Top in field is indistinct. Asked permission to visit trig.chrisbien20/07/2011
An easy summit to reach, only buildings will stop you getting to the summit in your car!!JohnStoneham10/07/2011
you can park at the space centre and walk a massive 50 foot to the trig point. Good views down the valley to knightonDARRENG25/05/2011
Misty morning with trig behind centre but easily found also stone circle near car park then check the field to the SW just incase.Dugswell227/03/2011
Observatory open Wed to Sunday from 2pm. www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses07/03/2011
Parked at the Observation centre. The trig point is on private property. The owners are more than happy to allow you access - just knock.destaylor05/01/2011
Next to observatory. Stow Hill and Knighton below.arranc04/09/2010
SO3051469953Anton19/08/2010
Tied in with open day at Spaceguard Centre - excellent view over Knightonwoodse14/07/2009
Trig point is behind the Spaceguard Centre on their property. Nice view of Knighton.clivevilla20/01/2008
adj Powys Observatory, open Wed-Sun, lovely views. observatory car pk adjacent RHW26/12/2002
With A from Clunmalcorbettblank
Robert Kemp20/01/2019
GaryJones25/04/2018
MM15/12/2015
Alan Whatley09/10/2014
Colin Crawford07/07/2014
chalky195323/09/2013
mae20/08/2013
Dusty15/04/2013
Campbell Singer05/10/2012
Steve Q23/06/2012
andrew brown20/05/2012
jimbloomer28/01/2012
stevent080927/08/2011
AndyS04/03/2011
Halfdecent28/10/2010
carole engel10/08/2010
iaindbrown01/08/2010
richtea504024/05/2009
fasgadh14/12/2003
andrew.allum01/01/2000
GordonAdshead00/04/1999