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Name:Little Doward
Hill number:5374
Height:221m / 725ft
Parent (Ma):2857  Garway Hill
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County/UA:Herefordshire (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:SO 53903 16130
Summit feature:rock
Col:94m  SO532162  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 162
(1:25k) OL14W
Observations:ground 10m E of trig point (SO 53835 16126) and trig point (SO 53828 16130) are probably lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 72 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Walk up from Ganerew on a hot summer's day. The fort has been clear-felled and the interior is now open but in summer is quite overgrown with brambles and bracken. The cliffs at the southern end are very impressive. Went on visit King Arthur's Cave before dropping down to Whitchurch to get the bus.thesweetcheat02/07/2018
Climbed up to the summit via King Arthur's cave. Found the trig and climbed up the hill fort wall to gain the highest point.roadbiker3226/05/2018
Parked at SO533163 and followed circuitous track to top. Went first to trig then to extrememly brambly summit. Afterwards continued to Great Doward.Tony J27/01/2018
Parked to West and went pretty much directly up, there is a line, following up old wall, reaching a track which then leads south and back up toward hill fort area which is open grazing, High point somewhat buried in gorse/bracken but got to top, pretty much. Trig better situated. W Jenx and Bryhernordicstar04/10/2017
From entrance to woods to the west. Tracks took us up to west of fort area. Trig easy, top a bit of a struggle.jenx04/10/2017
Parked to WNW by Woodlands trust entrance. Up track past first bend and then up path and then through woods. Cows grazing near top. Trig easily reached but getting to HP was a challenge through the brambles. Descended steeply to the track just to the north which would have been a easier way to get to HP from Trig.PeterD14/04/2017
Smiley happy people having funToobuddy22/01/2017
Parking for 4 cars at SO 54821 15877 at start of path to King Arthur's cave. Down past cave then up through Beech woods to the extensive Iron Age hill fort. Open pasture edged with forest. High point problematic, the nicest is the grassy bank of the ring mound to E of trig pillar, the most likely a group of mossy rocks in thick brambles on the ring mound 80m E of trig. Whichever, good views and a great place to visit.RichardM08/01/2017
With K and A. From car park to north. Obvious zig zag track. High point is Iron Age bank; highest natural point is presumably adjacent.Ashley08/12/2016
From Symonds Yat Rock. DS.Fred Windsor31/05/2016
From Great Doward, down to road and up on park roads. No access from Doward hamlet.bevandy11414/05/2016
With CPgarth8706/04/2015
Followed the route up from the WT carpark in torrential rain. The highest point of the fort was well defended by brambles.Herbert Anchovy12/01/2015
8/9 Short walk up from car park....Nice view over fields to low hillsFergalh09/12/2014
Up from the Woodland Trust car park. I would advise sticking to the wandering woodland tracks if it's wet. Going up straight is more trouble that it's worth.simon and co28/02/2014
Parked at the Woodland Trust entrance. The track takes a circuitous route but I cut the corner off on the return. The trig is not the high point, this is further along the bank.Chris Peart20/09/2013
From Ganarew cross, forest tracks all the way.rhalstead27/01/2013
Pleasant walk up from Crocker's Ash at bottom of the hill. OS map shows the summit is all wooded, but it's fairly open with some good views. May Hill is distinctive and can easily be seen about 7 miles to the eastjonglew06/10/2012
Climbed through the woods. Locals (to the east of the summit)have virtually sealed off the end of the road to make it a semi-private area.JohnStoneham25/03/2012
Used the lottery entery used by Woodland Trust to WNW at SO5340716300 to gain paths to summit cleared by cattle grazing. Useful info at link
Woodland Trust, eh? You can trust woodland to make a simple bimble uphill complicated. Mind you, not too difficult to plot a route directly from the main entrance.Martin R31/07/2011
Parked near crossroad at Crocker's Ash. Track all the way to the top. High point is just E of trig. Checked out the other spot to the S but this seems lower.chrisbien08/05/2011
Bagged along with Coppet Hill on 15 mile walk around the Forest of Dean, very good paths to the summit.DanTrig29/01/2011
From ENE - mistake. Couldn't find any paths. Have a look at the 1:25000 for help.destaylor10/09/2010
Woodland Trust pathsarranc18/04/2010
Entered the wood from a footpath past Ganarew cross. The summit does seem to be behind the dead oak tree although it is slowly being covered by nettles, good views to be had of coppet hillhodder02/11/2009
easy climb on tracks from the roadRhayader_wander05/12/2007
I found it hard to tell where the summitt of this hill was. It is either on a small wall some 10m from the trig behind the dead tree or at SO 53755 16036 on a bank with views over the valleys.Father Ted03/09/2007
Southernmost Herefordshire trig (very nearby)desperate dan19/02/2005
wdld summit; narrow crest 50m E of & c.3m higher than TP; no view. fp from W via Woodland Trust reserve RHW04/01/2003
Alan Caine28/10/2014
carole engel08/10/2014
Colin Crawford04/06/2014
Alan Whatley08/10/2013