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Fantastic - albeit slightly challenging - walk

Walked with the family on an overcast July morning. It was a challenging walk but extremely... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2013
tapngo
via mobile
Amazing views - shame about the fly tipping

We love walking and thought we would re-visit as we had not been there for some years. The views... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2013
softemc
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Walked with the family on an overcast July morning. It was a challenging walk but extremely enjoyable. Fantastic views from the top - see all the way to Cardiff bay. We didn't see any of the fly tipping others reported - just great Welsh scenery...More

1  Thank tapngo
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We love walking and thought we would re-visit as we had not been there for some years. The views are amazing but i think we must have picked a bad day as there were people flying round on quad bikes, people walking round with shotguns...More

1  Thank softemc
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Theres two each side of the valley, one you can drive around and picnic, then climb up to the ancient buriel ground at the top. The other with the masts on you can also drive up itis just finding the track/road.

1  Thank Philip A
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

a remote ancient hill fort [area of ancient/scientific interest] Twmbarlwm is advertised as Cardiff , in fact its nowhere near it , 15 miles away ? Twmbarlwm is best accessed from Cwmcarn scenic drive [there is also a mountain bike circuit there] but its a...More

2  Thank welsh_rarebit_9
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

this is a fantastic walk which is not too strenueous for the average walker with great views of the Cwmcarn scenic drive and surrounding areas . I was able to see across newport and beyond to the severn bridge . There are different ways to...More

3  Thank Jiffy070561
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Beautiful view to take pictures. Went with my family and my dog, we all loved it. It's a big walk, and I suggest you bring some snacks and a lot to drink

1  Thank Emma-jane H
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

What a walk...The views are breathtaking.When I was 12 all the children made a point of walking up Twmbarlwm on a Good Friday. They would be walking in their droves. Don't know if it's carried out now but it is a lovely enjoyable walk. And...More

1  Thank doreen t
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was quite a hike to the top, but it was well worth it! The kids enjoyed picking flowers and spotting animals during the climb. The view from the top is incredible!

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The track up twmbarlwm is a little challenging, but the views once you get to the summit make it worthwhile. Take something warm for the top -it's super exposed.

2  Thank Winicat
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Well worth the climb from any direction. Once you are up on top you get a magnificent view of the Bristol Chanel - both bridges and right round to Penarth Head. The climb up from the Forest Drive at Cwmcarn is a challenge but gives...More

1  Thank Alan P
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Margaret Mary O
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Response from ReallyBadHat |
It is a hill at 1,375 ft You can drive to within a mile park and walk the steep pitch to the summit Approach from Risca Road, Pontymason Lane - just past Risca Leisure Centre take a right, at the T junction take a left onto... More
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