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Name:The Smatcher
Hill number:14981
Height:427m / 1401ft
Parent (Ma):2184  Gwaunceste Hill
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys
Catchment:Wye
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SO 21384 59875
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:62m
Col:365m  SO206593  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 148
(1:25k) 201S
Observations:trig point 30m E at SO 21413 59872 is lower
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
Across from Castle Hill having also done Burl Hill, followed BW and FPs, very muddy. Top short distance to west of Trig. Down to New Radnor.PeterD05/04/2024
From New Radnor ( parking outside old pub). Mainly RoW. Lovely sunny frost morning. Domed sheep pasture, no feature but near trig. Continuing to Castle Hill.Denise 01/12/2023
From the N on tracks zig zagging up through Snatcher Wood and out onto fields of sheep pasture. Several BWFs to cross but no stiles. Undulating cultivated sheep pasture summit. High point marked by a few tiny pieces of rock. Cloudless skies, bright sunshine, hint of a NE breeze. Frosted ground. Fine views. Trig pillar on lower ground.RichardM01/12/2023
Parked in the car park by the school in New Radnor, as it was the school holidays. Knowle Hill, Whimble, Bache Hill, Black Mixen, Great Rhos, Nyth-grug, Mynd and The Smatcher (no sign of the fp approaching from the W, so followed the fence boundary and cut up to the trig). Warm but overcast with a breeze on top. With Gillianrichard6907/08/2023
Parked in the forestry car park. Up through fields adjacent to wood.Campbell Singer15/04/2023
Calm gentle day trig pillar S7729 just off summitvegibagger13/10/2020
Several bits of high ground a few steps from the TP. From SO 2192 5991 (now good P here). Surprisingly, the 4th to visit to date in 2019.summitsup11/03/2019
Parked in New Radnor and walked up the steep lane from there before talking the footpath due east of the hill.Father Ted05/03/2019
From Smatcher Cottage to the E. Superb viewpoint, especially to the E.DanMaisieBex22/02/2019
Up lane and across fields from New Radnor.rhalstead10/02/2018
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
Drove up the very steep and rough road from the A44 to park at 219599 then walked south to the path west which leads to the trig. The summit is a few yards WNW of the trig.clivevilla27/02/2016
7/9 Seventh of Nine on very Wet misty day (Aberedw Hill/Aberedw Hill/Aberedw Hill North Top/The Van/Bryn-Y-Maen/Cefn Perfa/The Smatcher/Bailey Hill/Pen Y Clawdd Hill)Fergalh13/12/2015
SO2138659874Anton05/10/2013
From Old Station camp site to visit the trig pillar. Minor road to Smatcher Cottage then farm track.jonglew13/07/2013
Up from A44 on a steep narrow lane to Smatcher Cottage. Bridal path sign pointed up on the crest of the ridge, through a gate and up to column 7729 at 13.15. New Radnor below.arranc30/08/2012
Had to do this one after the main Radnor three because of its name and to bag the trig.DanTrig04/06/2011
pasture summit, nice view. park rdside 219594, N along rd then W along FP RHW07/08/2004
asbown24/05/2023
Rob Rees26/02/2023
olddustyrunner03/07/2022
TK11/02/2019
Alex C26/03/2017
Dusty24/03/2017
MM16/12/2015
TREBORK19/07/2015
iaindbrown01/04/2015
andrew.allum01/01/2000
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