Name:Garth Hill
Hill number:7675
Height:257.3m / 844ft
Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
Col:158.1m  SS873910  
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-2134822/06/2013SS 87293 90322  F: no featurejonglew
194022/06/2013SS 87293 90322  F: Broad, rounded, grassy summit with no feature.
O: No public access, but farmer drove past us whilst we were approaching his farm just put his hand up, then again passed the time of day when we saw him a few minutes later when walking through the farm (still not on the PROW), so obviously has no problem w

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Parked in lay-by just outside Garth. Along BW to Ffos farm, challenged by occupants as I headed up FP as they wanted me to go along BW. Relented but told me to watch out for cattle in field. HP in pasture, came back down across fields to the SW to join FP. UA completion.PeterD08/02/2020
Parked at about 868912 up road and along track towards farm. At farm gate the farmer's wife (with dogs) was upset with me because I had climbed the gate (it had a big chain so I assumed it was locked) and she misdirected me down the lower path. I had to work my way up through woods and brambles so descended a more direct route but that had one or two difficulties too.clivevilla23/09/2018
Spoke to farmer at Ffos. Said that the hill was on private land. Wouldn't give me permission to go to the top as there was a bull & calves in the field. After some discussion he said he wouldn't stop me but it was at my own risk. Went for it & never saw the bull.ngthack20/08/2018
Parked on outskirts of Garth and walked up track to SS 869 912. There is no issue now with the gate or pigs, just a couple of horses. As I approached the farm at Ffos the owners dogs appeared behind the gate but there is no need to go through that gate as the track goes right and up to Garth hill from there. A nice hill and great day for a stroll.Father Ted06/11/2016
Climbed well defended locked gate at SS 869 912 but good track all the way to the flattish top with long grass with Chris Peart and Colin Crawford.Dugswell202/07/2015
With Doug and Chris, by the gate and track route. Rain spattered all of the wayColin Crawford02/07/2015
1/5 First of five on a very miserable wet day. Nice climb with good views but bear in mind the summit is on private land. I asked permission from the local farmerFergalh15/01/2015
Climbed well defended locked gate at 869912 but good track all the way to topGordonAdshead09/07/2014
park at 869913. Welsh person in house said something about private parking on the bridal way entrance. get over the padlocked and pig proof gate across the path, through pigs and goats and too friendly horses and to grassy top.arranc08/10/2013
Parked in Maesteg, on Anuerin Bevan's Way and took the disused railway line north to Ffos, then cut south to Garth Hill summit. Visited Moel Cynhordy next to bag the destroyed trig pillar, returning via Cynhordy Farm, minor roads and the disused railway track (different section) for a pleasant 7 mile walk.jonglew22/06/2013
Parked easily on roads to NW. Then path. A bit of DIY to get to ridge - one bw fence - no gate. Summit longish grass.destaylor07/03/2013
Access to the hill via mill view road, garth along a tramac path to a farm then joining footpath 37A (maesteg)with waymarkers for the LLynfi valley walk.hodder16/01/2013
Visited with the aim of finding surface block. No luck with that but reached high point.Dusty06/01/2013
fine summit; OK view (night ascent). tk from Garth to W (867903) RHW04/01/2003
local hill visited many times park at garth inn and straihgt up or link with moel cynhordy, mynydd caerau and mynydd bach through darren valley and forestry to north and eastunderhillblank
carole engel08/10/2018
Tony J13/01/2018
Chris Peart02/07/2015
Robert Kemp17/05/2015
Campbell Singer12/02/2015
Alan Whatley03/10/2014
andrew brown05/01/2013
Martin R01/07/2010
David Purchase14/03/2003