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TP3596 - Hangerberry Hill
31st Oct 2012 11:41 by TheGreatScandini
My first solo trig! This was destined for failure as I had forgotten my OS map, but luckily I had a print off of this page (don't ask) and there was a mobile phone mast nearby and GPS started working. I got there via the English Bricknor road, passing Eastbach Court. I followed the road around (keeping Eastbach Court on the left), with fields and a farm on the left side of the road. At the point where the farmland becomes woodland, you should see a sign and a turning for Carters Piece on the right (in woodland) after passing the farm. I parked here and crossed the road to enter the forest trail directly opposite the Carters Piece turning. I followed the trail (running parallel to the farm, visible on the left), to the very end (10 - 20 mins). Over a rusty farm gate into a field (with two wooden pylons in the opposite corner) up a steep hill. I kept to the field-wall (past a bird-watcher hut) to a mud track obviously used for running the sheep between fields. Followed this mud track along to the left to another gate (the corner of the field with the two wooden pylons). I went through this gate took a right up the hill, followed the edge of the hill along into a copse of trees until I reached a wire fence. I followed this fence along a few metres (to the right) until I came to the place in the fence with wooden slats (made to be climbed over) and it was literally just the other side of that! The view from the trig was limited as it was only open from the one side and I didn't fancy hanging around long enough to annoy the poor farmer!
26th Mar 2012 08:25 by Dusty
23rd Nov 2011 11:05 by arranc
7th Mar 2010 09:39 by tom
The pillar stands on a small mound surrounded by hawthorn trees. It is on the side of a field grazed by sheep on a small hill on the edge of the Forest of Dean to the east of Monmouth. The base of the pillar is exposed slightly on its northern side. It has a metal cap with deep lettering and FB S6318. I parked at Carterspiece and headed towards the trig on the path alongside the woods. I helped the farmer with the gate as he drove into the field heading for the new barn. When asked if I could visit his trig pillar he was very friendly and pointed me in the right direction. The views from the ridge are marvellous. It looks westwards over rolling green fields to the forest on either side of the Wye Valley with higher Welsh Hills further on in the distance. To the east it looks over the village of Lydbrook in the valley below to a wide expanse of the low wooded hills of the Forest of Dean. Unfortunately the hawthorn prevents a view from the trig itself. Hangerberry and Eastbachmeend Inclosures had some good paths through some very pleasant woodland.
4th Oct 2009 15:07 by Stevie Boy
Walked up from Lower Lydbrook Park at the Wye, mainly by way of the Spur Trail,which i did lose at one point.Over fence & actually found pillar by accident.Good condition but no views.Good views nearby of Herefordshire & the Forest but didnt hang around as i could hear a tractor close by.Followed Trail all way back down with nice Wye Valley views.
22nd May 2008 17:45 by Lathama
Had trouble finding this due to the 'extra barn' factor. Parked in Carters Piece, strolled through the wood and then got confused when the path opened out as to which was the barn marked on my OS map. The sheep didn't make things any easier, either! Anyway, eventually sorted it out and managed to find the trig, having walked past it once! Was this a bad day, or not? Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sight holes closed. On a slight mound in the beautifully-blossomed hawthorn bushes with no real views at this time of year. Sheep everywhere!
12th May 2008 20:45 by ocean soul
Accessed from the South past barn.
5th Jan 2008 15:10 by bluebeard
went up from around the quarry to the east
1st Jan 2007 11:00 by The Flying Boots
Tried to find this one back in the summer but a farmer was busy in the field so we decided to do it another time which turned out to be today. Lovely spot this.
Booboo near trig. ©The Flying Boots
20th Oct 2006 17:20 by Rhayader_wanderer
PArked at the entry to caterpiece and made an easy stroll though the woodland then cut up via the newish barn to the trig.
29th Jun 2006 20:15 by SidAndBob
Bob and I got our new hobby off to a great start this evening. We parked to the east on Hangerberry New Road and zig-zagged up the hill. The views were far reaching - forest to the east, hillside to the west - though not from the trig itself.
6th Aug 2005 09:45 by mickandshane
We took the same route as Father Ted but didn't see the farmer. The barn isn't shown on our 1997 OL14 map. Access is probably less trespassy from the north. Plug with heavily indented lettering.
21st May 2005 17:11 by Glaslyn
Lovely little pillar amongst the trees,approached from minor road and disused quarry.
23rd Apr 2005 15:50 by Father Ted
I accessed from the supposed footpath to the south. Was walking past the barn when I bumped straight into the farmer sheep dipping. He was friendly enough and allowed me to go to see the trig point hidden amongst the hawthorn bushes.
12th Mar 2005 11:30 by desperate dan
Nice ridge with rock outcrops, views at pillar slightly obscured by trees. Access from east and a bit confused by extra hut on ground but not on map.
6th Nov 2004 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc, metal cap deep letrs, edge of hawthorn scrub just N of barn - Access:path from S, cross pasture passing barn