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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.