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Name:Garth Hill
Hill number:2299
Height:307m / 1007ft
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Cardiff (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Current County/UA Top, Clem
Grid ref:ST 10341 83505
Summit feature:trig point on ancient mound
Col:96m  ST098858  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 171
(1:25k) 151E
Observations:ground 450m NE is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Cardiff current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 232 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in layby just past cattery. Lovely, easy walk up path to trig point. Great spot for lunch with beautiful views across to Weston and Bristol one side and the Beacons to other side.Hippy7730/08/2019
Up ROW from SWvegibagger25/07/2019
With E. A warm sunny afternoon made this a very pleasant walk. From the layby on the road south of the hill we did a circuit anti clockwise coming back down The Taff Elly Ridgeway Walk. This is bronze age burial cairn with a couple more nearby. Trig point on top of the larger one. Small hill giving big views. We could see across to Cardiff, the Bristol Channel and Somerset.Beeliner16/07/2019
From Taff's Well, across the River Taff, then up the zigzag path to Gwaelod-y-Garth village, up the roads into the woodland, then up steep paths to the rocky outcrops on the eastern end of the hill, and finally west along the hilltop to the trig pillar.Mariana Trench02/07/2019
Welsh County top baggingjmistry8627/05/2019
Final hill of day before Wales vs England, w/Pete + Joe, sunny, parked on roadpenbet23/02/2019
Very enjoyable if short clockwise circuit from the picnic area. Superb views and a nice end to the day.SteveG11/01/2019
Parked nearby and walked up in trainers after abandoning a bigger walk in the Brecons - windy but lovely views.atreides788721/12/2018
Mynydd y Glyn from Trehafod station, Cefn Eglwysilan from Treforest station, and Garth Hill and Craig yr Allt from Taffs Well station, all on the same day.Mark Jackson26/10/2018
From picnic area ESE of summit. A path starting at a seat leads nowhere. A path starting 50m further east is the subject of condemnatory advice but is in excellent condition and leads to a pleasant walk along the east ridge. Excellent views of Cardiff.Topographer5701/10/2018
Up Ridgeway Walk from usual parking sport - excellent viewpoint.SS15/08/2018
Met a local man at top who climbs the hill every week. Pleasant walk up after the interesting drive up round the hairpin bend. Be aware of how steep the turn is!elizyanne15/07/2018
With Sionjnettleton16/06/2018
Nice walk up Garth Hill after an enjoyable day in Cardiff. Easy site to access and summit. Beautiful views back across the city and surrounding countryside. saw my first Meadow Pipits of the year.Gerry the Ranger06/04/2018
Lovely clear Easter Sunday - popular destination, and easily sign-posted to the summit.kasharic01/04/2018
A very fine walk from Taff's Well station. Along the river, then zig-zagging on paths up through the woods, and then steeply onto the summit ridge. Fine grassy paths to the top, perfect for galloping horses, as demonstrated by a local. Down NE on the good path above Craig y Lan, to join the ROW heading SE back to the bridge. Over the river, and up Craig yr Allt, then on the train to Trehafod and Mynydd y GlynGill19/01/2018
6/8M parked near picnic site path to the top.robertphillips09/11/2017
With: hb; From picnic site, kept pace with a jogger on steep path to ridge, then along crest to Trig. Good views. The rain hit us on descent SW to road and back to the car.Ian Baines18/08/2017
With TJB. Parked in picnic area and took path which starts to East of this. Very straightforwardtrimarc227/07/2017
Limited parking at 100829.Tarmac continues up hill but is private. Summit is a large ancient tumuli and a spectacular viewpoint. Hello Somerset! Severn bridge just visible too.stig_nest16/09/2016
Walked up from pub in Gwaelod-y-garth.Arbie26/07/2016
From picnic site ESE. No picnic facilities, ample parking.jimbloomer26/05/2016
From picnic site/lay-by on road to south. Very pleasant stroll along the Ridgeway Walk.Newton Maximus16/05/2016
From the layby on the road south of the hill 110834 did a circuit anti clockwise around the hill. Massive bronze age cairn, skylarks and spring sunshine made this an enjoyable, if short walk.mindlessflogger11/03/2016
A circular walk from Taffs Well station. A clear, sunny and cold day. An hour to reach trig point. Good views in all directions.bgalon05/03/2016
Very pleasant hill: good views from the top, some interesting barrows.Cas-gwent20/11/2015
From good parking area beside road, footpath up behind cottage east of Soar.jenx19/11/2015
Parked in the lane below a row of houses. W Jenx, round the back (right) of these and up rising leftwards traverse path to end of road and turn right back up past bench to summit trig. One of the better S Wales hills in 32C.nordicstar19/11/2015
From parking spot under trees at ST 104831. PRoW goes up behind the cottage. Just 13 mins to reach the summit for a SOTA session on VHF.`G4OBK (Phil)14/08/2015
Done alonetallblond05/08/2015
First of the day. Easy walk up from road. Good view to Cardiff and Bristol Channel. Ancient hill burial mound.PeterD02/08/2015
Solo walk up from Taff's Well on sunny day. Great views to Brecon Beacons, the Rhondda and across the Hafren to Exmoor. The Bronze Age barrows are terrific.thesweetcheat02/08/2015
Got drenched. Walked from 110834 in well under an hour. Saw nothing with GB.bolton14/07/2015
Parked in large parking area at ST10845 83337 East along road for about 60m & then up good path to summit. (PM)gerrybowes14/07/2015
Parked at 10030 82945, (although better parking is available 1Km to the east). Easy track to top.tim74710/07/2015
garth hill and craig yr allt from taffs wells good views from both of lower valleys and cardiff and beyondunderhill18/06/2015
Started off totally foggy but ended up a beautiful sunny morning.magirob15/04/2015
Route and write-up at:
2/9 A very steep climb from the road below, but wonderful views of Taff's Well and beyondFergalh07/12/2014
A circuit of Garth Hill, Craig yr Allt and Caerphilly Common from Taffs Well rail station.summitsup27/09/2014
after getting lost in the lanes, found start point at 110 834, packed on sat afternoon. dog mess abundant.dicky13/09/2014
Parked by road in Soar and followed easy track to summit.Lionel Bidwell13/06/2014
From Taffs Well, up and down via same route.rhalstead20/05/2014
An up and back from the parking spot to the South that wasn't the easiest to find. It was wet and windy. My daughters Isabelle and Amelia didn't enjoy the weather. Great view point of a rain covered Cardiff though.isabelle26/04/2014
With my Dad and Sister Amelia. It was wet and windy the summit was marked by a trig point.isabelle summer26/04/2014
Started in Pentyrch to go over the Garth, over Craig Yr Allt and Caerphilly Mountain before having a pit stop at the Mountain Snack Bar and then heading back via Rhiwbina Hill and Tongwynlais to go back over the Garth via the bigger quarry before returning to the car. A good 15 mile circuit.KingBaldy07/12/2013
With Valmike.hoult30/11/2013
With MikeVal Deisler30/11/2013
As per Malcvolm's route. Brilliant weather and good views of surrounding area.bowlesy09/06/2013