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Name:Black Hill
Hill number:5348
Height:441m / 1447ft
Parent (Ma):2183  Beacon Hill
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Shropshire (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SO 32624 79018
Summit feature:trig point in clearing
Col:336m  SO276800  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137 148
(1:25k) 201N
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 77 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Nice sunny post lockdown stroll to the top.Wheeler16/05/2020
Fiddler's Elbow Car Park at SO 3191 7865 - ENE along track for about 200m, turned left & up to junction with bridleway - Turned right & E. along bridleway for about 420m to the wooden marker post at SO 3262 7892 - From the marker post it is less than 100m to the trig point & the route between widely spaced trees is marked with strips of bright yellow tape. Apart from a bit of brash, an easy bag. Ground 20m E. of trig looks higher. (S)gerrybowes22/02/2020
From Fiddlers Elbow CP . Took forest rod up ignoring first turn on right, then took second right higher up. Saw path to left and took this but only led to hide on stilts. Went back to main forest road, and there is a marker on left which indicates way through top trig, conveniently then waymarked with little yellow stickers.Mark Sims08/02/2020
From car park to SW up forest track and soon into wet snow that had fallen previous day. From track made way between the trees to Trig and HPPeterD05/04/2019
With Minnie, Black Hill from Fiddlers Elbow via forestry tracks, Trig fairly straightforward as some neww felling been done, then Hopton Titterhill from parking area, no views from either so went up Warfield Bank after a wander round Hopton Castle, Warm dry & Sunny, a good day to be out.apricorum25/02/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from Fiddlers Elbow parking. Used Carole Engel description, goodish path all the way. Not hard to go wrong following 1:25k map. Entry into conifers easy to spot and way through clear of undergrowthnordicstar29/12/2018
All quiet in the forest today. Easily found straightforward route to trig with no spruce bashing.jenx29/12/2018
There were around a dozen cars in the car park opposite the forest road SW of the summit but still a couple of spaces. I followed the forest road ENE to SO 32122 78730 and incorrectly took the R fork. I eventually got to SO 32332 78902 via SO 32295 78680 over rough ground and thick bracken (from the track log). I walked along the track NE from there to the lookout tower at SO 32625 79170 looking for a likely access route to the trig. Plumping for one at SO 32505 79065 I eventually got there to find that I was about 65ft out (sorry, I don't do metric). It was easier returning to SO 32492 79050 where the remains of a wooden arrow pointed at the gap I had emerged from. I followed the easy forest roads via SO 32215 78962 back to the now empty car park (apart from my car). Took exactly an hour but seemed longer.Jim.Fothergill21/08/2018
From the car park South of Clunton. I had forgotten the delights of spruce bashing! I wish I had spotted the wooden 'arrow' on the ride before I fell over it coming back out!tim74731/01/2018
With K. Easily from W of Fiddler's Elbow. Trig can be found by using tracking skills to follow faint path and snapped branches into trees.Ashley16/04/2017
The last 100m is hard work through dense conifers!Alan Caine25/03/2017
Large carpark and good paths lead to final 100m struggle through treescjo25/03/2017
Pleasently challenging. From forest track at SO 32330 79217 close to hunters perched seat 270m E along graasy ride then 180m SW along smaller ride to its high point marked by sticks on ground. Thats the easy bit, now 130m just S of E into scratchy forest to trig point in grass/heather clearing. I thought the ground ~30m to the E of the trig was possibly higher but hard to tell in dense forest.RichardM31/03/2016
Last hill of the day. Nice walk up the track. Trig in the middle of dense forest. With stig_nestLaura.W20/02/2016
From near Fiddlers Elbow. Easy tracks lead to less clear tracks. Trig burried deep into trees.. a pig to get to. With Laura.W.stig_nest20/02/2016
With Cabesimon and co21/11/2015
7/7 Last of seven on misty wet day Gatley Hill/High Vinnals/Bringewood/Wigmore Rolls/Coxall Knoll/Clunbury Hill/Black HillFergalh08/11/2015
Made the trig point through dense forest from the south. Easier exit to the west.Campbell Singer03/03/2015
I tried the 100m crawl,from the S, on the way in but found a better route on the way out: from the bend in the track at SO32331 76904 take the grassy ride NE, at SO32487 79053 (I have trimmed the branches and gorse back a bit) enter the trees and stay in the same channel all the way to the trig. It's 140m of mainly walking with only a couple of places where you need to crawl under branches.Chris Peart15/08/2014
Parked at Fiddlers Elbow and followed forest tracks to within 100yrds. Did a loop of the tracks around the trip but there no way in. Couldn't avoid the damp push through the tree, no the best way to start a Sunday. Wish I'd read the previous logs and come prepared.rhalstead20/07/2014
Nasty struggle through the trees here albeit a relatively quick one.Alex C21/06/2014
Had given up looking for trig when I twigged (!)that I had been determinedly crawling around in the wrong block of forestry. Second attempt successful in finding trig with only a moderate amount of coniferous unpleasantness.Chris Pearson16/02/2014
Pleasant stop over in Clun Hostel. Approached from a little NE of Fiddler's Elbow (large car park). Hill is Forestry Commission land, so no problems with access although most paths not marked as PROWs. Headed broadly E on good paths to a point directly S of trig and plunged through young conifers 85m to summit, in a small clearing. Not a pleasant experience, but easier by far (and shorter) than we've done before, so no real hassle. GPS needed, otherwise might be difficult to locate. Fortunately trees dry otherwise full waterproofs advised. Retraced our steps back to path.jonglew07/10/2013
Difficult to find trig without GPS crossing at right angles the lines of thick tree planting but eventually made it .chalky195324/09/2013
Ridiculously awkward through the trees - Had to use GPS to have any chance of finding the trig and summit, which I duly did, after 90-odd metres of essentially crawling through the pine trees.Chingwakabungya31/05/2013
Look at the date .... May 15th .... heavy snow! Good parking area to the west and an easy walk to the area of the summit. Conditions were too bad to spend a long the looking for the trig so got as close as possible. (Leaves were heavy with snow and impossible to push through them)moorsman15/05/2013
Clun to Bucknell: From SO324790 armed with gardening equipment. After 20m or so there was obvious line of weakness (with snow weighing down branches) that led to clearing. Returned along parallel line to S but still awkward to regain the open ride.Smudge01/04/2013
Walked from Fiddler's Elbow, horrible wet and grey dayNormski02/02/2013
fairly close to trig column but conifers beat me (as per clivevilla)arranc06/08/2012
with Tony & Devon. Forestry so thick not possible to find access point to trig point shown on the map.Stuart Hyde29/07/2012
Exactly as described by halfdecent. With Brent. 4 1£ coins on the trig which we left!!. Many thanks to Brent for pushing through.chrisbien11/03/2012
Made this one without the GPS. 10 mins from the hp of the track .. through the trees to the 8th channel then bear right and look for trig in clearing on left. Fabulous fungi everywhere made up for all of the pine branches.Halfdecent30/11/2011
Easy enough to find with GPS and good navigational brain but my skiing approach to getting thro' the trees caused bruised and bleeding knuckles. A few pine needle found their way back into my new car but really an easy bag compared to most Scottish Hills Dugswell227/11/2011
Training walkbradonline15/05/2011
Followed Charlie Leventons 342 degrees. Wrapped in car blanket (boiler suit would be better) Used compass for the 80m and was lucky enough to enter the small clearing. In my top 5 worst summits. Awful. Loved DG comments I know EXACTLY what he means!destaylor05/01/2011
Started off from Fiddlers Elbow and made my up the forest tracks, some of which we blocked by fallen trees.Pushed my way through the new growth and managed to find trig with GPS,but now feel like a pin cushion !heavyhorses18/03/2010
Second attempt - this time fully prepared with seceteurs and full-body cover. Found the trig point by entering the trees from the high point of the track at SO 32640 78914 - on a bearing 342 degrees from grid North.summitsup25/01/2009
Forest walk. Couldn't find trig point despite searching in barely penetrable, wet Christmas tree forest.clivevilla13/01/2008
another bike rideRhayader_wander30/10/2005
Didn't find the trig point but must have hit the highest spotdesperate dan31/05/2004
Trees were beginning to get awkward, but not too bad at this time. Good timing.fasgadh14/12/2003
TP in small clearing due N of highest pt of tk, view limited (mist). from 338790 (limited parking) via tks to summit RHW26/12/2002
Andy West04/06/2020