Garth Hill

I am very fortunate to live close to the Garth Hill located near the village of Pentyrch outside Cardiff in South Wales. It is the highest ridge in the area and looks out over Cardiff to the Bristol Channel. On a clear day, you can see Weston-super-Mare in South West England and the Brecon Beacons to the north. The Garth Hill has a rich history and along the top are several tumuli. These are burial sites dating from the early to middle Bronze Age. The Garth Hill was also the subject of Christopher Monger’s novel The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain.

The Garth Hill is also a wonderful location for any keen landscape photographer. The views from the top are expansive and often breath-taking. I have spent many an evening walking up to the top and then photographing the sun as it slips away for the night. I used it for a great deal of my training for challenges such as the Ty Hafan #5in55 and #10nTaff. The Garth Hill is a highly recommended walk.

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