Name:Long Mountain
Hill number:2200
Height:408m / 1339ft
SMC/RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
Topographical area:EC02 Clee-corndon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SJ 26476 05827
Summit feature:ground 4m NE of trig point
Col:103m  SJ288021  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 126
(1:25k) 216
Observations:40cm higher than trig point: highest point of embankment is at SJ 26541 05872 and is 0.29m lower than the summit
Survey:Leica NA730
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Walked up from Buttington on the Offa's Dyke Path with John.Dugswell216/07/2024
Parking at SJ267053. Tk to 2nd mast, small gate, nettles, then into woodsIsbjorn27/06/2024
from Leighton Church, advised by local lady to park in church CP. Via Pant-y-bwch and Offa's Dyke path. A relief to be on paths properly marked and accessible.IanHHill23/05/2024
With Mo. Parked at Leighton Church and made a 5.5 mile walk of it. Due south on the road until the historic Leighton farm Buildings, then east leading to a footpath that meets Offa's Dyke Path at the top. You can see the Hill Fort as the path bears right. Walk to the hill top and explore Trig point etc. Best to just retrace steps to the road then walk directly back to the Church. Nice views.gbeniston14/03/2024
From Roman Road, east of summit. Parked at T-junction south of Short Cross. Mast track to gate. Plank over moat, then through trees to trig. Returned anti-clockwise around perimeter of fort. No access problems. Solo.Dangerous Dave25/02/2024
An intriguing place. The fort was built and first occupied between the later Bronze Age and the early Iron Age after 1000BC and before the arrival of the Romans c.50AD.summitter31/08/2023
Second ascent, don't remember it from the first time round though.PeteF19/06/2022
Parked in big lay-by just around the corner at the T junction (268053) as other spaces by the mast track were full. Up the mast track, through the gate around to the right, path onto the ring then through the trees to the summit. 0.9miles, about 20 minutes round trip.JulieB28/05/2022
After ascending Upper Park with the Relative Hills Society. Used the access track for the masts and then through a gate next to the second mast, which gives access to the wood where the summit lies.pwbellarby28/05/2022
From Welshpool on bike which I left at base of hill.davechaffey26/05/2022
Up the mast road then through pasture. With Dad and Léa. Her first Marilyn! Pleasant conditions with good views out to the surrounding countryside on the way up and down but summit is in an old hill fort within a copse of treesbowlesy27/04/2022
Revisit with Lea my granddaughter and Chris. Lea managed her first Marilyn.Peterb27/04/2022
With IT and PTgarth8722/04/2022
Interesting hill fort, would have been better without the Royalist plantation. Great views as far as Malverns to Arans and Cader Idris.Nick Canute07/03/2022
Good circular walk. Nice views of red kite. SoloPjb10022/01/2022
As part of Offa's Dyke Path walk from Montgomery to Welshpoolwoodse05/11/2021
Room for a couple of cars at 255 054 from where I walked up the road to meet the Offas' Dyke footpath. This takes you to the copse containing the summit.Peterb30/10/2021
Parked in the cemetery car park near the green dragon.Stevooo21/08/2021
After dropping Evie at Churchstoke. Parking spot near entrance to mast track. Follow mast track to the end where there is a gate for access to the monument. Great views all round (except N). Clear views of Cadair Idris, Aran Fawddwy, Wrekin, Stiperstones, Corndon. SoloRoguePulsar18/07/2021
up mast road easy paths in plantation to trig wander around note variation of trees to spell ER from above rim of fort easy but interestingunderhill23/06/2021
Repeat visit. From canal towpath in Welshpool, picked up Offa's Dyke path in Buttington to the Beacon Ring trig and onto Forden. Unpleasant road walk then along A490 to pick up the tow path at Belan Locks and back. Solo.richard6910/05/2021
Re-visit.andrew brown26/01/2021
Middletown - Middletown Hill - Breidden Hill - New Pieces - Moel y Golfa - Long Mountain North Top - Long Mountain - Welshpool.Mark Jackson26/09/2020
Obvious route just after sunset. Woods a bit spooky. Rounsfell12/01/2020
Up the mast road and into the wood to find the hard to spot trig.NormanW01/10/2019
Up to the mast, through the gate and into the area of the hill fortelizyanne30/07/2019
12.15 trig pillar S4718 nagging doubts about the possibility of unfinished business, now rectified. When coming here in August 2004 with Jamie, I was in a hurry. It seemed obvious that the highest point was going to be on the rim of the ring fort and these points near to the masts must be good enough for the highest point. No time to hunt down the trig pillar. Doubts haunted me since. Chatting with Myrddyn Phillips confirmed my doubts. Time for a visit to photograph the trig pillar. Mission accomplished. Honour satisfied.vegibagger30/04/2019
Parked in Lay-by near mast access road. Met another Marilyn Bagger just finishing as we set off. Summit easy enough to find in woods, lovely view just outside the wooded area.Jephcote8314/04/2019
Across field and along Offa Dyke to fort, to trig and HP in trees. Back past mast and access road.PeterD08/04/2019
Up the mast access track to Beacon Ring... atmospheric in the treesN.Morters05/04/2019
Revisit with SG from parking beside mast access track gate.Smudge25/11/2018
3/7 Marilyn day. A short walk up the access road to the masts, then round the Beacon Ring and visited the trig. (S)silveracorn_alan07/08/2018
Approach from SW using Offa's Dyke path. No summit views in the spooky summit copse. Did an ACW circit of embankment, from which there was good views.ger01/05/2018
cold but clear. Snow on higher tops to north and west.gettingonabit05/02/2018
Short detour from a walk along Offa's Dyke.rhalstead13/01/2018
1/2 - Popped up here after work in Leighton. Have 'longed' (excuse the pun) to come up here for nearly 20 years, just never got round to it. Fascinating hill that is such an important part of view from the Oswestry area, but rarely mentioned or acknowledged by anyone! Beacon Ring was great fun, very welcoming place, and the embankment of the hillfort is a great short circular walk! Very odd the way it surrounds the forest where the trig point is. The Forest spells out 'E II R' when viewed from above. A Severn Trent employee had got his van stuck up here and was in a bad mood, having been waiting for a colleague to get here from Church Stretton since 11am! (it was 2pm by now).tumpawumpa19/12/2017
Short approach from road to E, interesting hill fort and great views to W from edge of woods. Shame about the masts blighting the hill.steve_a28/10/2017
11/12M drove up rough track to masts quick bag.robertphillips19/10/2017
Via road to the masts from the east.Winterfloodian10/10/2017
Parked in layby just past access road to pylons. Walked up road to pylons, then through gate and up through trees on Beacon Ring fort to trig point.PaulineD19/08/2017
Parked by track to microwave masts, through gate just past first mast over grass bank into spooky wood to trig point.rogreeves19/04/2017
Short ascent from the SE. Summit is a few metres from trig point in woodland in centre of ring.Topographer5705/04/2017
Fuelled by all day breakfast in the Pinewood cafe, Welshpool, as delaying tactic hoping for the fog to clear. No chance. Parked by the Stubb, and followed Offa's Dyke to the summit. Very atmospheric in the fog. Circumnavigated the hill fort wall because it's higher than the trig, and worried about the current fashion for Bings supplanting summits. Brambles not too bad in March. Back the same way, with tales of the miserable estate owners revealed by discussion with a local.Gill27/03/2017
3/8 Third of eight (Moel y Golfa/Breiddon Hill/Long Mountain (Beacon Ring)/Caeliber Isaf/Shadwell Hill/Pen-Caenion/Ddifed/Mynydd Cerrigllwydion)Fergalh18/12/2016
While I was there two cars drove right up to the masts up the track from the road on the east. Seems most locals do that. I felt a bit silly walking in from the end of the track. Through and around the woods. Rather pointless Trig now surrounded by trees. Interesting that the trees spell out 'E R' (Queen Elizabeth II).
With Jenx and Myrddyn from the nearest aerial, around back of the ring for sunset views then the trignordicstar03/10/2016
A twilight dive into the woods.jenx03/10/2016
Lay by (A4833) between Buttington & Hope - Offas Dyke Footway to Long Hill Summit (Beacon Ring Hill-fort/trig/EIIR 1953 Trees) - Phillips Gorse Pentre - Hope - Lane past Cooksons BLUE Coaches back to A4833briandavies30/09/2016