A nice little walk this if you park in the car park above, it will take you less than 10 minutes to get to the top of Mynydd Rudry if you just wanted to do a quick up and down.

Mynydd Rudry
Mynydd Rudry looking back towards the car park, so you can see how close it is. | Tamron Adaptall 2 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f11.

The route above takes in the smaller hill of Pen Castell y Van by following clear pathways that exist, but that are not marked on the map. The whole area is riddled with paths you can take and there are a couple of other parking spots that give good access as well.

Mynydd Rudry
Views across to Mynydd Machen and Pen-rhiw Tip. | Tamron Adaptall 2 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f11.

The hill would be an easy one to complete with kids in tow and the views are decent enough – at 222m high you have pretty decent elevation for this far South.

Mynydd Rudry
Mynydd Rudry. | Tamron Adaptall 2 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f11.

There are a lot of other hills nearby that you can see including: Mynydd Machen, Pen-rhiw Tip, Caerphilly Common, Craig Llysfaen, Cefncarnau and you are not that far from Penhow and even Craig Ruperra.

Mynydd Rudry
Mynydd Rudry looking towards part of Caerphilly. | Tamron Adaptall 2 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f11.

Due to the sheer number of footpaths and generally easy walking this is a good stop for an evening walk and something a bit different to the nearby Caerphilly Common that is even more popular.

Mynydd Rudry
Mynydd Rudry. | Tamron Adaptall 2 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f11.
Caerphilly Sunset
Caerphilly Sunset from the walk back up Mynydd Rudry. | Tamron Adaptall 2 35-135 (40A) @ 35mm, f11.