This is a short walk, offering limited parking for 1 or maybe 2 cars close to the hill top. The hill has a trig point – buried in the hedge when I visited in summer – a memorial patch of trees and the Decoy Bunker. The memorial¬†– ‘Graigwith Beeches’ – is a patch of trees planted in memory of Richard Stratton Laybourne, 7-5-1914 -to 31-1-1938 who was a pilot who died shortly before WWII. The highest point of the hill is around this spot.

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The memorial, in amongst the beeches. | Tamron Adaptall 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f5.6.

The Decoy Bunker is from WWII and has been renovated to a place you can stay, with great views over Newport and the Severn. There is a information sign detailing lots about the bunker and it is well worth a visit.

Decoy Bunker
The Decoy Bunker. | Tamron Adaptall 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f11.
Severn View
View over the Severn and Newport. | Tamron Adaptall 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f11.

The hilltop offers good views in every direction, with the Severn prominent and also I think views over to Wentwood in the East. Looking West you see Twmbarlwm, Mynydd Machen and Mynydd Twyn-Glas and other smaller hills.

The trig point is buried right next to the hedge, but wouldn’t offer much of a photo even if you stripped the vegetation back due to the hedgerow.

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Just above visible, if you come here in summer bring a strimmer. | Tamron Adaptall 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f5.6.

A good little walk taking in a few interesting things in about 1 mile of walking. Recommended, especially if you happen to be visiting the nearby Grange hospital.

Newport. | Tamron Adaptall 35-135 (40A) @ 135mm, f11.