A short woodland walk up to the top of 194m high Penhow hill near Rudry. Parking is in a dedicated carpark complete with picnic benches and footpaths / tracks going in every direction. The woodland, at the right time of year, is a sea of bluebells and is well worth walking on its own.
Penhow hill is accessible via tracks and a stile, although the highest point is just over a fence and on private land – complete with a small communications tower and a couple of small buildings.
You can extend the walk by following many smaller paths winding in various directions around the woodland if you want, or you can complete a quick up and down if you just wanted to tick this hill off.
One of the problem with smaller hills is that they are far more likely to be on private land and not accessible.
You can still get some decent views East and North, especially of nearby Mynydd Machen and Pen-rhiw Tip. What is good about walking all the hills of a county is that you start to understand how ridgeways connect and what hills you are looking at in the distance.