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Beautiful views

You can see all the way to Pen-y-Fan in the north and then Devon to the South. Worth the trek for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dan M
walk to the top..

great walk from bottom by the shop , you can walk via the trails or cut through the middle which... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
chaffy73
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can see all the way to Pen-y-Fan in the north and then Devon to the South. Worth the trek for the view

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

great walk from bottom by the shop , you can walk via the trails or cut through the middle which cuts the windy roads/trails out.. great views over to Newport and beyond...

Thank chaffy73
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Lots of different approaches to get to the Twmp on top of Twmbarlum the easiest via Cwmcarn Scenic Drive (temporarily I hope closed to cars to drive up a local group are seeking to make it accessible by road again following felling of diseased trees)...More

Thank DAC006
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...More

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 1 February 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...More

Thank KITTEN86
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

1  Thank Friay T
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...More

Thank Freezingwater2016
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...More

Thank merylpollard
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
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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Margaret Mary O
7 January 2015|
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Response from ReallyBadHat |
It is a hill at 1,375 ft You can drive to within a mile park and walk the steep pitch to the summit Approach from Risca Road, Pontymason Lane - just past Risca Leisure Centre take a right, at the T junction take a left onto... More
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