Name:Stanky Hill
Hill number:3477
Height:506.6m / 1662ft
Parent (Ma):2183  Beacon Hill
SMC/RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys
Topographical area:WM03 Pegwn-beacon
Catchment:Severn, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SO 16393 76425
Summit feature:no feature: small area of loose flat stones near tiny pool
Drop:30.3m
Col:476.3m  SO 16859 76411  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 136 148
(1:25k) 214E
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Stanky Hill (final).doc
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Parked under the trees at the top of the minor road to the west (406m). Muddy track then heather. Found pool. With Jill.Dangerous Dave08/02/2024
Parked at SO 15273 76513 for Stanky, Pool, Tylcau, Warren and Ty'n- y- ddol Hills. Five hours walking on mainly grass tracks.Campbell Singer05/07/2023
From road to west, following good tracks to Stanky Hill, Beacon Hill and Pool Hill.PeterD02/03/2023
Parked on verge next to bw to the west. Grand day and views. Just bagged Beacon and Stanky but didn't bother across and back to Pool Hill which looks better as a separate walk from south. Plus i had a long drive back home afterwards.Nick Canute10/10/2022
Parked at highpoint of the road to the W - verge parking for a couple of cars. Out and back to Stanky Hill and Pool Hill: tracks and paths most of the way.PGCE24/07/2021
First hill bag walk of 2021! Part of a long loop from the Lawn Brook valley ( verge parking for 3-4 cars at SO 1997 7606 ). Pool Hill - Cynwch Bank - Rhos Crug - Stanky Hill - Gors Lydan - Warren Hill - Ty'n y ddol Hill - Beacon Hill. Glorious weather.DanMaisieBex24/04/2021
park SO 15300 76443 some signs not to park on bwlch road but verge parking possible, beacon hill, pool hill, stanky hill, back to bwlch, past bwlch gwyn farm which does not look occupied, warren hill, gors lydan return same way 4 hours about 17ks, easy navigation and walkingunderhill09/12/2020
Black Mountain > Stanky Hill > Beacon Hill [Beguildy Beacon S5209] > Pool Hill from GR: SO 15278 76502Hippster20/09/2020
Black Mountain > Stanky Hill > Beacon Hill [Beguildy Beacon S5209] > Pool Hill from GR: SO 15278 76502ronaldo33319/09/2020
Walked up from Dutlas and over Beacon Hill following paths and tracks.Ramblingpaul30/08/2020
On way back from Beacon Hillprwild24/08/2020
1/5 Dewey walk across these straightforward but pleasant hills using the many good tracks; from the road summit at SO 152 795(very limited roadside parking. Visited Stanky Hill, Pool Hill, Rhos-crug (Sub Dewey),Beacon Hill, Warren Hill and Gors Lydan. Took in Tylcau Hill on return. 25km with 700m ascent in 6 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan01/08/2020
Unfortunate name for a hill and unlike its neighbouring pool-less Pool hill, this did have a pool on the summit.vegibagger30/04/2019
Followed on from getting to the top of Beacon Hill.granddadscott09/08/2018
Beacon Hill from the road summit to the west at the end of a 6 Marilyn day. Also visited Deweys Stanky Hill and Pool Hill enroute. 9km in 2 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan08/08/2018
Third Dewey of five starting from the lay by outside Llangunllo station, route also took in Pool hill, Beacon hill, Warren hill and Gors Lydan, 19.5 mile in just under seven hours.WAYNE ROWLETT07/07/2018
From Dutlas, a round of Beacon Hill, Stanky Hill and Pool Hill.rhalstead07/10/2017
Parked on large area of hardstanding just E. of Wakefield Green Farm at 136745. The 3rd top of a clockwise circuit of 4 Deweys N. of the B4356. From Warren Hill, excellent tracks to the marker post on Glyndwrs Way at 168764 & then W. up ATV track to the unmarked summit by side of a small pool. Continued to Pool Hill. (S)gerrybowes25/07/2017
A pleasant and spacious round of Beacon Hill, Pool Hill and Stanky Hill from the col on the Crossways - Felindre road.Nick Down104/06/2017
A perfect sunny day in excellent company (Steve and Alex). Parked at Ty'n-y-Rhos, bridleway to Rhydhir, then direct to Pool Hill (friendly farmer). Beacon Hill, Stanky Hill, Cefn Pawl, then down to Llanrhys. Short road bash then Warren Hill and Gors Lydan. Short heather bash to track and road, then via Newhouse Farm to Tylcau Hill. 21 km, 840 m and wonderfully easy going makes an easily do-able roundGill25/03/2017
With beacon hillcjo25/03/2017
3 of 7 from Ty'n-y-rhos with Gill and AlexSteveG25/03/2017
From minor road to W. On to Beacon and Pool Hills. Some tracks, some heather bashing.jonglew24/03/2017
KJF Dewey bagging and not much to see here in the mist.crazy28/10/2016
1/13 First of thirteen on misty and sunny day (Stanky Hill/Beacon Hill/Pool Hill/Cynwch Bank/Rhos-Crug/Warren Hill/Tylcau Hill/Gors Lydan/Cefn Pawl/Ty'n-y-ddol/Pen Cnych Mawr/Crugn Lywyd/Domen-Ddu)Fergalh07/05/2016
KeithByTheC14/03/2016
With RMRob Pen y Garn29/01/2016
A circular exploration taking in Cefn Pawl and Stanky Hill from SO 16971 79538.summitsup30/09/2015
From SO172729 north to Rhos-crug, then Stanky Hill, Beacon Hill, Pool Hill and Cnwch Bank. Plenty of tracks and dry conditions made for easy walking.milimana27/06/2015
With Beacon Hillnordicstar14/12/2014
Nice 13 mile circular, parked at Llangunllo Station (very busy), then followed the Glyndwrs Way onto the Beacon Hill moorland, bagging Pool Hill and Rhos-Crug seeing the source of the Lugg on the way, then Stanky Hill and Beacon Hill then back through field paths to the station.DanTrig13/09/2014
Clockwise circuit from near Wakefield Green Farm taking in Gors Lydan, Warren Hill, Stanky Hill, Beacon Hill and then Pool Hill with a road walk back. Met a farmer bagging crows with a rifle on Beacon Hill - very friendly.SS16/08/2014
Stankey, Beacon, Pool hills and Cynwch Bank with Cabe.simon and co20/04/2014
Has a pool unlike Pool hill which does not.Martin R06/02/2014
a heathery rollercoaster circuit over 17k taking in 3 humps and a marilyn. some very good tracks but some very arduous heathery bits too. parked at entrance to llanrhys farm where there's a large grassy patch.stig_nest08/10/2011
petey10/09/2011
climbed directly from the roadJohnStoneham07/08/2011
On way back from Beacon Hill, cool and grey morning with high cloud. Able still to make a snowball on this summit unlike Beacon.Dugswell206/03/2010
Nice walk between the 3 hills (Beacon Hill, Pool Hill & Stankey Hill) Blustery day but not bad , a bit soft in places. No proper paths to the top, but not to bad if you follow the sheep tracks. http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses22/05/2009
Parked at 153765 and walked across to Stanky Hill and Pool Hill. No definite top.clivevilla22/02/2009
On way back from Beacon Hill. Easy but heather. Would be much harder doing it on the way to Beacon Hill.destaylor16/02/2009
start~ 173728. Climbed up over Rhos-crug to Pool Hill, then headed N. to Beacon Hill and finaly W. to Stanky Hill. Returned via Glyndwrs Way and the outward track. With Wombourne.steve hudson14/03/2008
First of three easy initial walk in from West giving way to final heather bash to an indistinct summit with no obvious high pointRhayader_wander05/01/2007
As part of Glynwdwr's Way legwoodse01/04/2003
pleasant climb, unremarkable summit, spacious undramatic view. 153765 rdside, b/w then FP to summit RHW14/05/2000
W Lesley. 2 nights sleeping flat in our Mondeo Estate car and climbing quiet hills - in hot weather -sunburn. Hill not on Derwey's original list.Chris Pearson30/04/2000
Jill Robertson08/02/2024
Clach Liath13/01/2024
Ben Rinnes30/10/2023
davefh06/05/2023