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Address: Cardiff, Wales

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Good views over Newport, Cardiff and Severn Estuary

Normally we cycle along the canal, through Cwm Carn scenic drive and approach Twm Barlwm along the ridge Having less time, we took the car, parked below it and having made the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Normally we cycle along the canal, through Cwm Carn scenic drive and approach Twm Barlwm along the ridge Having less time, we took the car, parked below it and having made the steep walk to the summit, enjoyed the fresh air and views out over Newport, Cardiff and the Severn Estuary A few others had the same idea. Luckily no... More 

Thank ReallyBadHat
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

From Cwmcarn Scenic Drive (or what ever its called now) its ok. From Risca up Mountain Road - give it a miss unless you like litter, burned out cars and kids on illegal motorcycles. Its not really changed in that respect for 30 years... its not policed or managed from the Risca end and come November watch out for the... More 

Thank KITTEN86
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

fresh air great views peaceful surroundings and loads of sheep. like many parts of wales it has lovely views and a really calming environment Not really the highest of mounts but as part of the cwmcarn forest drive it adds to a great day out

Thank Friay T
Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

A lovely destination. There is a very narrow lane leading up to the top of the mountain. Locally it is known as the tump. Once you have parked the car at the top, there is a long, steep walk to the tump. Breathtaking views across several counties and the Bristol Channel.

Thank Freezingwater2016
Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

If you are in South Wales and looking for a lovely day out head to the fforest drive in Risca. This is an excellent starting point for the mountain. Along the trail there are a lot of activities for children of all ages and a walk up to the top of the mountain will assure a good nights sleep. Take... More 

Thank merylpollard
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is a mountain, it's got good views but it has to not be raining. If it's raining you'll get wet.

Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Forget your troubles and relax on this stunning country walk with simply awesome views and only a short trip from Newport City Centre with ample parking.

1 Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

I live in the shadow of Mynydd Twmbarlwm and the views from its summit are brilliant. Vehicle access to within about half a mile from the summit but a steep climb then awaits, well worth the effort on a clear day for spectacular scenery.

1 Thank derek t
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's nice for exercise and the views but people on motorbike kinda spoil the tranquility so fingers crossed they have a day off lol.

Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Love going there. !! I visit quite regularly with the family and children. It's so enjoyable!! and good exercise! Such beautiful views and lots of fresh air.

Thank Sarah E

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