Garth Hill sits just north of Cardiff and can be walked from many different directions and the hill itself is riddled with circular paths offering various views across South Wales.

Garth Summit
Garth Hill is topped by a Bronze Age burial mound. | Zeiss Loxia 21/ 2.8 @ f8.

On a clear day you can look over all of Cardiff and the Bristol Channel with views over to Weston-Super-Mare looking South, and if you turn around and look North you’ll see Pen y Fan and surrounding peaks in the Brecon Beacons.

Morning view
Pen y Fan and surrounding mountains in the Brecon Beacons. | Tamron Adaptall SP 180mm f2.5 @ f4.

Some routes up are fairly gentle, others – like one of the routes up from Taff’s Well – are very steep in places. This is a hill that stands out and is visible from most nearby towns and villages, you can normally identify Garth Hill from the burial mound protruding clearly.

Garth Hill
The Bronze Age burial mound on a sunny day. | Sony RX10iv
The Garth
Viewed from the East. | Tokina AT-X 35-70 f2.8 @ 35mm, f8.
Landscape Painting
View towards the coast from the walk up towards Garth Hill summit. | Tamron Adaptall SP 80-200mm f2.8 LD @ 80mm, f11.
Cardiff - colour
View of Cardiff taken from the approach to Garth Summit. | Tamron Adaptall SP 80-200mm f2.8 LD @ 200mm, f11.

It is well worth the walk and is one of the best viewpoints in this part of South Wales.