GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Garway Hill

1 miles (1.5 km)

Climb across Garway Common to the summit of Garway Hill on this walk in in south-westHerefordshire. There is a car park on the south eastern corner of the common where you can pick up the footpath to the hill. From the 1200ft (366m) summit there are splendid views over the Bristol Channel into Wales. On a clear day you can see Ross-on-Wye, May Hill, Skirrid Fawr, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Forest of Dean. After climbing the hill you can pick up any number of footpaths to explore the rest of Garway Common.
To extend your walking in the area you could head to nearby Grosmont and pick up the Three Castles Walk.
The trail can be followed to Skenfrith where you can explore the photogenic ruins of the 13th century castle.
Also nearby is Kentchurch Court. The grade I listed stately home has beautiful gardens and a deer park.


HR2 8RU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Garway Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Garway Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


View from Garway Hill - - 1462271

View from Garway Hill

Summit of Garway Hill - - 101847

Summit of Garway Hill in December 2015. In June 1941, three RAF men spent three weeks assessing whether Garway Hill was a suitable site for a radio transmitter, shortly after a brick structure with an octagonal wooden tower was constructed on top. The structure was 25 feet high with a conical roof through which an aerial/transmitter protruded. Eight wooden stanchions reaching down over the wall supported the tower, each stanchion was anchored in concrete, these can still be seen today. The brick wall is 7 feet high and 14 inches thick. Nearby was an accommodation block and also an engine house supplying electrical power to the transmitter. The wooden tower was demolished and removed in 1948; however, the accommodation block remained until the 1970s.

White Rocks, Garway Hill - - 101848

White Rocks. This small hamlet is situated on the southern slopes of Garway Hill.

Transmitter on Garway Hill - - 101841

Transmitter on the hill. The transmitter on Garway Hill is always a useful point of reference when viewing the hills of south Herefordshire for a distance.

Garway Hill - - 71661

A man walking his dog on the hill in the summer of 2003.

A view of Garway Hill - - 1192882

A view of the hill From the curtain wall of Grosmont Castle, across the ruins of the hall block built by Hubert de Burgh between 1201 and 1205. Garway Hill, across the border in England, stands at 366m.


GPS Files

GPX File

Garway Hill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Garway Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)