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Name:Craig yr Allt
Hill number:2300
Height:273m / 896ft
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Rhondda Cynon Taff (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:ST 13333 85066
Summit feature:no feature
Col:119m  ST136859  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 171
(1:25k) 151E
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 213 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Nantgarwlenman03/01/2020
Parked at 14188523. Took the wrong path up so had to wade through 100m steep uphill bracken. A Bridleway runs past the high point so followed that down.NormanW07/10/2019
From Taff’s Well railway station north on the Taff Trail, then east up the western slopes on paths overgrown with bracken (a detour when I thought I could find a better route ended in spectacular failure, a retracing off steps and persevering through the bracken); on reaching the western high point, east along the ridge path to the summit.Mariana Trench04/08/2019
19.16...finally the Marilyn summit having climbed 6 subsidiary TuMPs in ascending order of heightvegibagger22/07/2019
1/2 Walked up during lunch break, parking near riding center, whole walk and summit to myself, clear day, good views.penbet22/05/2019
From the Black Cock Inn car parkSteveG11/01/2019
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
Nearest safe parking I could find was at 1418 8523. Up the road and right, track from 1399 8511, narrow path at 1389 8512 leading to open hill. Splendid views all round especially over Caerphilly.Topographer5701/10/2018
Parked in the forestry commission car park. Walked up road and past the pub. Down the road then up the road to the stables. Not a bad walk but hard going in the heat.elizyanne15/07/2018
Walked up en route from Cardiff to Caerphilly, coming in off the Taff Trail. Slightly muddy ascent, but great views.kasharic7903/02/2018
From Taff's Well station, Garth Hill first, then back to the river and across the footbridge towards Craig yr Allt. Various roads and footpaths through housing estates, then across the lower variant of the Taff trail onto a muddy footpath heading up the hill, crossing the upper Taff trail, then zig-zagging on improving paths to the ridge, which gives a pleasant stroll. Back to the station, then on to Trehafod station for Mynydd y Glyn. A nice walk, shame about the noise from the A470.Gill19/01/2018
Circuit from Bwlch-y-cwm via Caerphilly Common and Craig yr Alltrjf3526/11/2017
5/8M parked on road to the stables.robertphillips09/11/2017
With: hb; Parked at Black Cock Inn. Walked up track to stables then steep up through trees on to ridge. Nice views along crest with Ling Heather. Returned for a meal at the Inn.Ian Baines18/08/2017
With: ib; Helen Baines18/08/2017
Set off from Caerphilly mountain snack bar car park, headed to the Caerphilly mountain trig point first then followed the ridge path to Craig Yr Allt summit. Absolutely gorgeous view and great family photos with wife and toddler.Wackywelshy13/08/2017
Circular walk down through Fforest-fawr, up the Taff Trail and up over the top on the Ridgeway. Ascent quite overgrown but path still visible.Arbie30/09/2016
From East, took lane up towards the riding stables. Plenty of no parking signs but no one around. Craig Yr Allt is one of the better Marilyns in the region with superb 360 degree views.stig_nest16/09/2016
Dad's Birthday walk with Grandad. Walked from the Black Cock Inn, bit of rock climbing at the top.mills198301/09/2016
Parked 100m from equestrian centre gate, no one objected, 136848, 2/3 spaces. Walked back to right of way at 140851, turn sharp north up a trod just as the row splits. Takes you to the bracken free summit ridge. Overcast, hot, calm and good views.iangalbraith04/07/2016
Space at ST 14219 85242 to park and go up Ridgeway walk to summit.twg2701/07/2016
From E. Parked 100m up access road before 1st Private Road signjimbloomer26/05/2016
Parked in a large drive entrance at the east end of the hill and walked up another drive towards the equestrian center. At a second gate followed the ridgeway path to the summit. Easy ticking. Finding a parking spot that won't upset the locals was the hard part.mindlessflogger11/03/2016
Difficult to find a start point. Seems to be more no parking signs than footpath signsSteveSmith11/01/2016
Recce of Caerphilly Summits routeliljonb06/01/2016
Pleasant hill: parked by Caerphilly common to make more of a walk of it.Cas-gwent27/11/2015
Quick up and back from area with no parking signs nr the stables.jenx19/11/2015
With Jenx, parked briefly in the lane to stables and quick 10 mins up to top. Seems the footpaths are showing signs of horse usage and deterioration although not up on summit where trails lead to top. Mists finally clearing to reveal Caerphilly in all its delights.nordicstar19/11/2015
Just room to park one car at ST 140851. Only 10 minutes to the summit. Too misty and drizzly to see anything when I was there for SOTA!G4OBK (Phil)14/08/2015
Done alonetallblond05/08/2015
Parked near road going up to riding stables, then followed FP and up onto ridge to top. Good views all round.PeterD02/08/2015
Not the easiest to find as OS map out of date for road structure. Went from Graig at the stables through an overgrown path but easy after that. With GB.bolton14/07/2015
Parked just below Craig stables at ST13780 85536 – Up through stables & along waymarked path crossing stile & two bridges – Up hillside to summit. (PM)gerrybowes14/07/2015
Parked at stables (13964 85074) then up the overgrown tracks to the 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
Looked for OS bolt in rock whilst on top but with no success.Dusty24/05/2015
From car park on the W side of Caerphilly Common. route and write-up at:
A quick hop up from the stables below. nice views.Fergalh04/12/2014
Started from Castell Coch. Made our way through Fforest Fawr and then along a bridle way to the snack bar at Caerphilly Mountain. Had lunch at the top of Caerphilly Mountain and then headed west to the summit of Craig yr Allt and down to the Taff Trail back to the Castell. With Eilidh.islamidget16/10/2014
A circuit of Garth Hill, Craig yr Allt and Caerphilly Common from Taffs Well rail station.summitsup27/09/2014
Followed Taff Trail and then ridge walk.rhalstead20/05/2014
Excellent view back across to the Garth.Alex C20/01/2014
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
Parked on road to east. Walked up road towards riding school and good paths to summit With Valmike.hoult30/11/2013
With Iain Brown. Bumped into two Quixote characters, one tall and ancient the other short and a good bit deaf.Eddie10/09/2013
From Caerphilly Common and Ridgeway Path. Easy.dicky16/06/2013
As per Dugswell's route.bowlesy09/06/2013
Walked this along with Garth Hill on a pleasant 11 mile circular walk from the Fforest Fawr car park/picnic area near Blaengwynlais. Weather was outstanding for time of year, clear blue skies, gentle breeze. A frost had stiffened the mud a little. Taff Wells interesting with railway lines (in use and disused), river and dual carriageway roads to be crossed.jonglew02/02/2013