Forest and Hill Fort Walk between Cardiff and Bristol

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Mar 16

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18km walk walk with over 600 metres of ascent. Sometimes over rough ground and bracken

An18 km walk up through the Blaen Bran Woodland and disused Reservoir, then ascending and along the most Easterly ridge of the Welsh Valleys to get to the Iron Age Twmbarlwm hill fort; with excellent views of Cwmbran, Newport, Cardiff and across the Severn Estuary to Avonmouth and Exmoor.

We’ll start off in the Blaen Bran Woodland, seeing evidence of the old colliery, brickworks and the Blaen Bran Reservoir. Then quite a long climb will take us to the top of the Myndd Henllys ridge, with excellent views over Cwmbran and Wale’s largest ancient woodland on the horizon. We’ll then head South along the ridge to ascend the Iron Age Twmbarlwm hill fort (419m), with excellent views of Newport, Cardiff and across the Severn Estuary to Avonmouth and Exmoor. Then back along the ridge over Myndd Maen (458m) and on to Myndd Twyn Glas (472m) before heading back down throught the Blaen Bran Woodland.

Dogs: Dogs under close control are welcome on this event, so long as owners are able to lift them over locked gates and high stiles.

Photo Credits: All photos taken by Paul Ridealgh; permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

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Upper Cwmbran
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