Bache Hill

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Bache Hill
Bryn Bach
Bache Hill.jpg
Black Mixen from Bache Hill summit
Highest point
Elevation610 m (2,000 ft)
Prominence41 m (135 ft)
Parent peakRhos Fawr
ListingHewitt, Nuttall,
Coordinates52°15′55″N 3°09′12″W / 52.2653°N 3.1533°W / 52.2653; -3.1533Coordinates: 52°15′55″N 3°09′12″W / 52.2653°N 3.1533°W / 52.2653; -3.1533
LocationPowys, Wales
Parent rangeCambrian Mountains
OS gridSO182639
Topo mapOS Landranger 148

Bache Hill (Welsh: Bryn Bach) is a subsidiary summit of Rhos Fawr or Great Rhos, in the Radnor Forest in Wales. It is located to the east of Black Mixen. The summit is marked by a trig point built on an ancient burial mound, probably of Bronze age date, like most of the summit cairns and round barrows in Wales.

Some controversy arises from the burial mound; in that 610 metres might be the top of the man-made mound. Some walkers therefore doubt Bache Hill's 2,000-foot status. However, the latest OS Explorer Maps shows a large 610-metre contour round the summit.[1]


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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