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Garth Mountain, Mynydd y Garth

Garth Mountain, Mynydd y Garth Climbing Notes

  • October 14, 2016
    Nick Russill from United Kingdom

    There are several ways to visit this spectacular hill with panoramic views over Cardiff and the Bristol Channel to the south and the Brecon Beacons to the north.

    The quick and easy way is to park in the lay-by on the Mountain Road just outside Pentyrch and follow the steep tarmac road past the white cottages to the burial mound on the top. This takes 15-20 minutes depending on your fitness. From there you can either walk east along the crest to the other burial sites to the precipitous valley sides overlooking the Taff valley, or just walk back down.

    For a longer trip, park at the pub in Gwaelod y Garth, follow the steep mountain road and at the hairpin bend(you can't miss it!), take the footpath into the woods. Look out for a left turn where the trail switches back and leads out of the trees and onto the grassland of Garth. Once up there, take any of the obvious footpaths or sheep trails to the summit.