Name:Llanfihangel Hill [Colva Hill]
Hill number:2185
Height:532.2m / 1746ft
Parent (Ma):2184  Gwaunceste Hill
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Radnor Forest
County/UA:Powys
Catchment:Wye
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Submarilyn, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,sMa,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 19452 55403
Summit feature:no feature: ground 9m NNE of trig point
Drop:144.6m
Col:387.6m  SO 17968 55359  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 148
(1:25k) 200E
Observations:ground is 10cm higher than trig point base
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Llanfihangel Hill.pdf
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Parked near Colva church, followed BW and tracks almost to trig. Onto Caety Traylow back via Bwlch and the two Yr Allt tops.PeterD27/01/2024
Llanfihangel Hill (Colva Hill) [Colva Hill S5656] > Llanfihangel Hill West Top] > Gwaunceste Hill [Gwaun-Ceste Hill S5648] from GR: SO 17760 55113 (end of BOAT but approach from the south)ronaldo33319/08/2023
Llanfihangel Hill (Colva Hill) [Colva Hill S5656] > Llanfihangel Hill West Top] > Gwaunceste Hill [Gwaun-Ceste Hill S5648] from GR: SO 17760 55113 (end of BOAT but approach from the south)Hippster19/08/2023
Parked at Colva church, E along the road and up the right of way, going up and through a gate behind a house. Tracks all the way to the summit.LizH29/05/2022
5 summit circuit from Colva church (space for 2 cars). Llanfihangel Hill (summit and trig), Little Hill, Glascwm Hill, Black Hill, Yr Allt.PGCE22/01/2021
Gladestry and Glascwm is a beautiful area and I did 2 walks there today. First, from Colva, I took the bw just E and walked up by Colva Hill, finding a track S of the trig led to an obvious worn trod to the HP. Fine walking with a great sense of space- and long views. Enjoyed the way back via the top of Cwm Griffin, then down Cnwch bank and through Cnwch Fm. A bit messy either side of the access land but adequately waymarked and it took me to Cloggau for a return over Yr Allt (qv for route log)pwheeler05/09/2020
A good walk through the quiet hills above Glascwm (saw no other walker all day) from the summit of the road at SO 165534 visiting Little Hill (east one), Gwaunceste Hill, Llanfihangel Hill, Yr Allt (west one), Newchurch Hill, Bryngwyn Hill, Red Hill and Glascwm hill. Mostly fast progress on good tracks through the heather moors, but beware the totally overgrown and nettle infested bridleway down from Yr Allt to the road before Newchurch Hill. 31km with 1100m ascent in 8 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan29/07/2020
from col little hill 469, Gwenceste Hill mostly paths then off path straight towards colfa hill across grouse cuts paths to colva hill and return via rows above cwm cesteunderhill03/07/2020
Hp by trig in heather just off track. Lovely soft light as sun sets and temperature falls. Near the end of Gladestry circuitDenise 22/03/2020
Not a particularly exciting top, but still a lovely area nonetheless.Alex C22/03/2020
From Little Hill keeping to the Access Land. Good path up W slope then track to within 100m of summit . Very fine sunset.RichardM22/03/2020
3/4 for day on anticlockwise route from old YHA in Glascwm,heather moor, excellent views to north of Radnor hills.richardrosser10/03/2020
4/4 - started at 165534 - figure of 8 curcuit - weather fine all day - moderate breeze - not coldwychwood20/02/2019
Out and back from Colva. New, more direct tracks than on my map. Met man raking moss of a mountain. Turns out he bags it up and sells it.Eddie01/10/2018
Second of four Dewey's from Hundred House on a twenty two mile walk taking between seven and eight hours. Route was Gwaunceste hill, Llanfihangel hill, Glascwm hill and red hill. A long walk best for a dry day.WAYNE ROWLETT02/09/2018
Same route as Gerry's. 3.5 miles, 1 hour 8 mins.Jim.Fothergill15/11/2017
Small parking area next to Colva church at 200531 – Up bridleway to track junction at 198539 – Took right fork up to unnamed pool & then left fork (not shown on map) up to high point at 194553. From here a short walk along faint path through heather to summit. (S)gerrybowes26/08/2017
From car park at Pont Y Nantau, Gwaunceste Hill and Llanfihangel Hill.rhalstead05/11/2016
From New Cwmceste farm. Good path N to Cwm Kesty then E to Gwaunceste hill first. Returning over Llanfihangel Hill. This is all Duff Gordon's (Gordon's Gin people) land with grouse shooting being re-introduced to the moorland. May be some future access issues.jonglew15/06/2016
From Colva, parking in layby close to church.RobertP28/02/2016
4/9 Fourth of Nine (Llanbedr Hill NE Top/Llanbedr Hill/Red Hill/Llanfihangel Hill/Castle Hill/Nyth-Frug/Crinfynydd/Mynd/Gaer)Fergalh30/01/2016
From Gladestry up by Wain Wen and tracks to summit, returning by Upper Cwminon. Good circular walk although views were fairly poor in heavy cloud.SS06/12/2015
Surprisingly nice circular walk, parked at top of pass east of Glascwm, walked down through the village and up onto Little Hill (West one), then followed moors onto Gwaunceste Hill and across to Colva Hill, followed lanes to near Colva Church then went out and back to Yr Allt, then carried onto Black Hill, Glascwm Hill and up and back onto Little Hill (East one) back to car, nice and sunny day, didn't see anyone all day.DanTrig28/10/2015
Parked at the church. Got a bit lost following the bridleway to begin with but once on the open hill navigation was easy.Chris Peart18/08/2014
From the A481 by Llynheilyn at SO 16574 58200. Followed the ROW until by the top.Alan Moore14/11/2013
Easy parking at Colva. No problem with gorse/heather.destaylor03/05/2012
Got very wet. Enjoyed the yomp, though.Martin R25/08/2011
walked from colva to the south. good tracks up apart from the last 300m where there is no path through the gorse and heather.DARRENG25/05/2011
Parked at cross roads near Bwlch, then via good tracks to flattish summit area north of trig. Cloudy but dry so far this am.Dugswell217/05/2011
Start ~ 201531. Easy ascent via the many paths, with Wombourne.steve hudson22/02/2011
From Colva in about a foot of snow which made it slower going. The footpaths could be confusing in bad visibility.clivevilla13/02/2009
Circular from SO 212 534.summitsup04/01/2009
Climbed with Rob Woodall and friends, this being his penultimate Welsh Trig point.Father Ted10/08/2008
Second top of the day after GwaunCeste then back over a variety of very wet tracts to the car. Slightly damaged trig on the summitRhayader_wander01/01/2007
Parked at Colva and went steeply up. Then in high winds and rain walked along tracks until forced to hack through wet heather to the trig. Not a great hill in these conditions.garyhoney19/02/2002
On track to small farm on grass and heather. Into mist. NW wind. Heather all round. No view.arranc14/02/1999
Dewey bagging (two walks): Beacon Hill, Pool Hill and Warren Hill; Gwaunceste Hill, Colva Hill, Glascwm Hill and Red Hill RHW29/11/1997
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PeterAH29/05/2022
geoffreycurnock25/02/2022
Rob Rees26/09/2020
phillo22/07/2020
ARC10/01/2020
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