Hill simply has to be one of the most beautiful places in Herefordshire.
After walking up to the top, it is hard to decide which of the
breathtaking views to take in first; the view of May
Hill in Gloucestershire perhaps, or maybe the distant view
of Oxfordshire, Hay Bluff,
The Sugar Loaf and Skirrid or one of the other five counties that
can be seen from there. Whichever direction you look in, there
is nothing but outstanding beauty to behold.
you make your way up the Garway Hill, you may see white mountain
horses or sheep grazing, and near to the top you will find Black
Pool. The pond, despite having no visible source to keep it topped
up never runs dry and offers a constant supply of water for these
animals and the local wildlife. It is also a breeding ground for
Great Crested Newts.
the very top of Garway Hill is what remains of a second World
War radio tracking station, which was erected in 1942 at the order
of the R.A.F. The remaining hexagonal wall used to have a timber
tower on top and the construction in its entirety reached 8 metres
in height. The upper tower was demolished in the 1970s. The remains
however, offer welcome shelter from the occasional strong winds.