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Name:Whimble
Hill number:3464
Height:598.8m / 1965ft
Parent (Ma):2178  Great Rhos
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Radnor Forest
County/UA:Powys
Catchment:Wye
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SO 20516 62645
Summit feature:a few stones on grassy tumulus
Drop:84m
Col:514.8m  SO208628  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137 148
(1:25k) 201N
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 194 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
After Bache Hill. Straight up the grassy gentle east ridge. Descended on a path down the west ridge. Paths back to Mutton Dingle in New Radnor. With Jill.Dangerous Dave07/02/2024
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. Warm but overcast with a breeze on top. With Gillianrichard6907/08/2023
11.5 miles 2203ft walk ,start at New Radnor School carpark. Whimble, Bache Hill, Black Mixen and Great Rhos.stephenbuda25/06/2023
From the Mutton Dingle car park. Whimble, Bache Hill, Black Mixen and Knowle Hill.Campbell Singer09/06/2023
Upper car park (400m start!) - Whimble - Bache Hill - Great Mixen - Great Rhos - returned past Black Mixen and down Ystol Bach Brook.Mark Jackson27/10/2022
From Bache Hill vie bridleway then steep path to S of farm building. Great hill, and maybe the best of the day despite not quite being a simm, 4th of 5 tumps on a 10 mile circuit. Thunder in the distance and red kites circling. SoloRoguePulsar15/08/2022
New Radnor > Jack's Green Farm > Whimble > Bache Hill > Black Vixen > Cross Dyke > Great Rhos > Harley Gorse > New Radnor.Winterfloodian07/09/2021
G MyIdris19/08/2021
Parked at the forestry carpark at the end of Mutton Dingle and climbed Whimble, Bache Hill, Great Creigiau, Black Mixen and Great Rhos, before coming back around the top of the valley over Black Mixen again.Gorgeous, clear blue skies and great views from the top.SootAndShale25/04/2021
Parked in forestry car park at top of Mutton Dingle. Circuit of Whimble and Knowle Hill.PGCE21/01/2021
With Kerry. Delightful.Smog18/09/2020
2/8 A splendid round trip of the Great Rhos to bag 3 Deweys. From New Radnor up bridleway, with quick hop over the fence (SO 214 619) and up the field to Knowle Hill, back down and up FP through wood to barns, then direct up to the Whimble (splendid summit), back down and revisited Bache Hill and the transmitter at Black Mixen, visiting the deleted Nuttall, Great Creigau, en route. Then a significant descent to bag my second Dewey, Fron-wen (disappointing - just a rise in a forest road) and on to revisit Marilyn Great Rhos, before a long trek over wild moors to my final Dewey, Nyth-grug, and a lengthy road walk back to New Radnor. All in all a great walk with good views. 25km with 900m ascent in 7 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan24/07/2020
Cwm Broadwell carpark, then through forestry to stile at farm. Beautiful views.RyParks26/04/2020
cold clear day - straight-forwardwychwood01/12/2019
Parked in New Radnor ( although it is possible to park at the top of Mutton Dingle just inside the forest ), walked up the road & then along the bridleway to the W. Steep path up the W ridge of the hill.DanMaisieBex29/10/2019
Circuit of Radnor Trigs (clockwise) + WhimbleJim T12/08/2019
On its own from New Radnor up the west side and down the east side in an hour and twenty minutes for 4.1 miles.WAYNE ROWLETT14/04/2019
Great little hill, well worth a visit and easy access from New Radnor. First of day of round of Radnor Forestrichardrosser05/03/2019
From N.R. a pretty much continual pull from the village. A splendid top though. Super views and a proper hill feel. My upper body was in the SIMzone.stig_nest24/09/2018
From New Radnor Village SO 21280 60809, then onto Bache Hill, Black Mixen and Great Rhos, as Nuttalls 11.4Westdenewalker10/10/2017
Parked in New Radnor then up the minor road called Mutton Dingle. Then used a track around woodland to left to Whimble then descended to footpath through the woodland to access sheep pasture and summit of Knowle Hill. Down to New Radnor via footpath and flush bracket 11655.Dugswell229/09/2017
Parked up in the village and walked up Whimble first, then Bach Hill, Black Mixen and Great Rhos. Down into Harley Dingle then footpaths back to the village. Mainly following the Nuttall walk.Neolith28/08/2017
Cwm Broadwell car park at the top of Mutton Dingle, New Radnor at 205618 – Up bridleway to top corner of wood – Over stile & then a short steep climb to the summit tumulus. (S)gerrybowes26/08/2017
Knowle Hill - Whimble - Bache Hill - Great Creigiau - Black Mixen - Great Rhos. Basically the Nuttalls route with occasional diversions to take in the three bonus summits. Mainly cloudy and breezy but dry.Herbert Anchovy29/07/2017
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
10M round trip from New RadnorTaz3801/02/2017
with dave and rogermy-list07/01/2017
From New Radnor, on it's own.rhalstead05/11/2016
From New Radnor - nice hill.arranc10/09/2016
anticlocwise from waterbreak its neck cp, with Mynd, Nyth y Crug, Crinfynydd, Great Rhos, Fron wen, Black Mixen, Great Creigau, bache Hill, Whimble and Knowle hill. Whimble the nicest Hill only met 2 others all dayunderhill04/09/2016
TumulusPeteF29/08/2016
With Jenx from New Radnor. Clockwise circuit of all the tops on a decent weather day, followed a damp start.nordicstar11/07/2016
Climbed Whimble and Black Mixen from New Radnor along road past forest and then pleasant track along Ystol Bach brook and Whinyard Rocks. Was solo, whilst supervising DofE Silver expedition. Returned same route. Weather dry and cloudy to start with, but mist and rain appearing by the time I got to the transmitter station on Black Mixen (so abandoned plan to climb Great Rhos). Whimble is a fine shapely summit with great views across the Welsh border-lands. Shame it doesn't quite make 2000 feet!jamessteel10019/06/2016
From New Radnor on a reverse direction of Nuttall's 11.4 walk. Took in 6 hills, this being the fifth.jonglew16/06/2016
With a large group of about 20, on a fine day, as a dogleg on an anticlockwise circuit from New Radnor.Phreerunner13/03/2016
KeithByTheC13/03/2016
Radnor forest circular walk: Whimble, Bache Hill, Black Mixen, Great Rhos. Very quiet despite a nice sunny day- I saw three more dead sheep skeletons than people, and I only saw three skeletons…Cas-gwent23/02/2016
Nuttall Walk 11.4: Wimble - Bache Hill - Great Creigau - Black Mixen - Great Rhosronaldo33323/01/2016
Climbed on the way to doing the three surrounding Nuttalls.spallen29/12/2015
3/7 Third of great snowy day's walking (Carneddau South Top/Carneddau South West Top/Whimble/Bache Hill/Great Creigau/Black Mixen/Great Rhos)Fergalh22/11/2015
Detour from Nuttalls walk 11.4. This is a far better top than any of the 2000ft tops on the walk IMOCrib Goch12/08/2015
With G. Nuttalls' route from New Radnor on bridleway taking in Whimble > Bache Hill > Black Mixen > Great Rhos > New Radnor.RT197031/07/2015
Inexcusably missed when I did the Radnor Hills in 2000. An easy stroll from the high car parkColin Crawford24/06/2015
With: hb; Approached from Black Mixen from the path by forest edge returning to SW towards Whinyard Rocks over Whimble and path back to New Radnor.Ian Baines25/03/2015
easy hill from the village. just a straight up and downAristotle Chip13/03/2015
Myself and my daughter Isabelle parked in the forest to the south. We headed around the Western edge of the forest and then took to the steep slopes to reach the summit tumulus. It was quite windy with a little sleet on the summit. We headed down to the building hidden by conifers where we came across a huge snow patch about 70 metres by 30 metres and over a foot deep. It was then a case of walking through the forest to the car.isabelle16/02/2015
Walked from New Radnor. Pleasant start to a long day.MikeM17/01/2015
Good car park at end of road to south. Good path then a bit of up to the summit.destaylor09/01/2015
From New Radnor - Mutton Dingle - Whimble - Bache Hill - Great Creigau - Black Mixen - Great Rhos.david23020113/08/2014
With Samsimon and co03/07/2014