Mynydd y Glyn is a 377m hill in the county of Rhondda Cynon Taff. This hill has a claim to fame in that it was used in the film ‘The Englishman who went up a Hill and came down a Mountain’.

Mynydd y Glyn
View East on the walk up. | Pentax K 28mm f3.5 @ f8.

There is very limited parking – room for one car – at the end of the lane, just before the sharp bend as shown on the map. If you can park here you have a fairly short and easy route up to the trig point of this decent-sized hill. You can walk it from other directions, and from much lower down. However, I had a partner, 8 year old and baby with me, so opted for what looks to be the quickest way up.

Mynydd y Glyn
The top is well-defined and has a small craggy area just below the trig point. | Pentax K 28mm f3.5 @ f8.

The start of the walk is up a good lane, signposted as a public footpath. This continues into open fields, at which point you have to climb over one fence, as despite it being a marked footpath there is no stile. The field before this you can squeeze through the corner of the field, but again, there really should be a stile or gate here as it is a marked footpath.

Mynydd y Glyn
The view South. | Pentax K 28mm f3.5 @ f8.

Minor grumbles aside, the rest of the walk is easy enough over grassy fields and you can head towards an unlocked gate that gives you access to a clear and wide pathway up to the trig point.

Mynydd y Glyn
The final path up, the trig point is just up and to the right. | Pentax K 28mm f3.5 @ f8.

The views are great in every direction, down to the sea South and the Brecon Beacons North. Just below the trig points there are some small crags that make a good place to sit and take in the views whilst having a drink and snack.

Mynydd y Glyn
The trig point. | Pentax K 28mm f3.5 @ f8.
Mynydd y Glyn
The trig point. | Pentax K 28mm f3.5 @ f8.
Mynydd y Glyn
The trig point. | Pentax K 28mm f3.5 @ f8.