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Name:Caerphilly Common
Hill number:5278
Height:270.8m / 888ft
Parent (Ma):2300  Craig yr Allt
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
Catchment:Rhymney, Catchment Boundaries, Taff
Class:Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:ST 15304 85535
Summit feature:ground within 5m of trig point
Col:240.1m  ST 1560 8512  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 171
(1:25k) 151E
Observations:trig point in depression
Survey:obvious summit
Comments:Hump status transferred to 15731 Cefncarnau Aug 2020
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 122 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the very swish-looking snack bar. Tons of dog walkers.Mark Jackson30/10/2022
Easy stroll up from car park/cafe with Ali & Em on a scorcher of a day. Pretty busy, but still a pleasant hill with great views.wheresthepath10/08/2022
10 minute walk from cafe .CXB15/07/2022
Easy walk from car park and cafecjo05/06/2022
O Maes Parcio Caerffili Common.sionbrit06/02/2022
HP near trig in grassy clearing above bracken and wooded slopes. Access land, with path from near Caerphilly Golf Course. Impressive Castle and moat in town centre.Denise 08/11/2021
On path from the NE. Grassy summit with trig pillar. No view today, calm with mist turning to dreek.RichardM08/11/2021
Easy up from the WArbie03/10/2021
18 mile run Gary’s cardiff tops roundmilejunkie09/05/2021
from cafe with Donnaunderhill19/06/2020
Late walk with Charlie.castleviewblue13/03/2020
17.49. Trigged HuMP summit. Mum and downs child playing on summit. Looking west to Marilyn summit just two metres higher.vegibagger22/07/2019
2/2 Second hill of my lunch break, much more busy than Craig yr Allt, and didn't quite match its views, still a pleasant strollpenbet22/05/2019
From Caerphilly Castle moat, south up the B4263, then southwest along the footpath to the summitMariana Trench09/09/2018
4/9 Marilyn day. Objective was Craig yr Allt along minor roads and tracks from the car park by the snack bar at ST 155 853. Took in Caerphilly Common on my return to the car. All interesting new territory for me. 6km in 1h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan09/05/2018
Bagged during a run from Cardiff to Caerphilly, lovely views across the town.kasharic24/02/2018
From the car park. Clear sky & great views.DanMaisieBex28/12/2017
Circuit from Bwlch-y-cwm via Caerphilly Common and Craig yr Alltrjf3526/11/2017
Jumbo hot dog with bacon & cheese at cafe afterwards, then on to more Caerphilly tumps.ngthack30/09/2017
Parking at cafe, easy pop over to this one, pillar good condition, good views, busy up here this evening.griefmiester23/08/2017
From large car park with cafe.jimbloomer26/05/2016
Caerphilly circular (1/7). Stomped directly up through the bracken after edging the golf course.Smudge05/03/2016
Climbed from the cafe.Chris Peart14/02/2016
Recce of Caerphilly Summits routeliljonb06/01/2016
Easy stroll from car park: visited on the way to Craig yr AlltCas-gwent27/11/2015
Easy stroll from snack bar car park.PeterD02/08/2015
Parked in the car park for the Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar, then crossed the road and followed the obvious path to the trig point summit.Dugswell203/07/2015
a quick hop up from car park. Follow track you won't get lostFergalh04/12/2014
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
Short walk from cafe.rhalstead20/05/2014
The steep cycle up from Caerphilly station certainly got my heart pumping after over four hours sitting on the journey down here.Alex C20/01/2014
Drive up to car park; 5 min stroll before burgers! JNash05/01/2014
nice hill - car park and cafe and only 400m on gravel path to the top!arranc15/09/2013
From CAFE & car park to SE. Too short a stroll really.dicky16/06/2013
Quick bit of trig bagging on the way home from Treorchy with Grandad. Parked by the cafe, quick 20 min round trip taking in the trig point.mills198322/02/2013
A short walk up from the car park on the A469. Clear sunny day with excellent 360deg views. Summit features a trig point.jonglew02/02/2013
Did sponsored walk for local brass banddramaticjk12320/10/2012
From Gwaelod-y-garth over Fynnon-taf footbridge,a rather complicated route through Glan-y-llyn onto the very fine Ridgeway walk. The ridge paths took me over this Marilyn and over the top of Caerphilly Mountain (pt 271) before descending to Caerphilly. 5 h with short lunch stop Grey windy weather, little sun, but good enough to enjoy my Pentyrch-Garth Hill-Caerphilly walk, easily accessed by public transport from Cardiffpwheeler28/04/2012
Carefully common. Shouldn't commons be grazed? Would get rid of all that bracken.Martin R28/07/2011
Parked at CP Watford Road.chrisbien09/05/2011
Great views all around from North Devon up to Pen-y-Fan. Easy stroll up from the 'Mountain' car park.simon and co12/04/2011
Pleasant evening stroll. Good path.destaylor13/05/2010
Good bacon rolls in car park to SE.clivevilla30/11/2009
From café, which was first rate.Dusty09/06/2009
walked from caerphilly to trig pointhodder18/09/2008
trig point and easy walkRhayader_wander06/04/2005
I arranged to meet an old school friend up here on Caerphilly mountain as we were both in town visiting parents. They must have wondered what was happening when I started taking picures of the trig point.Father Ted27/12/2004
pleasant, popular summit. fp from car pk to S RHW17/08/2002
Used to walk my Samoyed here regularly, usually at night!PhylipSollis15/06/2001