Twmbarlwm

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A short walk to one of the best views in South Wales. Pick a clear day and bring your binoculars!

Wales - South Wales - Monmouthshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, Wildlife
31/07/2012 - Andrew Marten

This was a very enjoyable walk which was easily found and navigated with a couple of minor exceptions. In the directions to reach the walk the second sign mentioned is the sign to "Risca Community Comprehensive School pedestrian and cycle access only", which is immediately right after the zebra crossing. Since the walk was posted it appears there has been some active forestry work as the forest mentioned has been severely cut back. There is now however a small purpose built parking area at the start of the walk, which is about a quarter of a mile on the left after you cross the cattle grid. We did get a little lost at point 3 as we couldn't see the two trees (again it is some time since the walk was posted so I guess the view could be quite different by now), however this was not a drama as point 5 is easily visible for the first part of the walk. We took our dog and had to have her on the lead for a while due to the roaming sheep, but this did not detract from the very enjoyable walk. The walk took us about an hour and 15mins and I measured it closer to 3 miles (I might have taken a wrong turn early due to all the quadbike tracks mentioned earlier).

19/03/2006 - christine smith

What a shame, this lovely walk has been spoilt by quadbikers. The tracks are furrowed, in some places it is difficult to tell where the track is so overlain by bike tracks. In spite of the winter weather it was still very pleasant apart from the bikes and noise of their engines.

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