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Mynydd Aberdare

Mynydd Aberdare is a 457m hill above Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil. It offers some of the best views of the Brecon Beacons I have found so far from…

Mynydd Gethin

Mynydd Gethin is a 491m hill above Abercanaid to the East and Cwmbach to the West. It is also home to Bike Park Wales, a huge operation that…

Twyn Brynbychan

Twyn Brynbychan is a 411m hill above Mountain Ash that offers great views in every direction, and one of the best short-ish ridgeway walks I have done. The…

Blorenge

One of most accessible hills in the Brecon Beacons, with a car park offering a near-level pathway to the summit, the Blorenge is a very popular hill between…

Pen-rhiw-Ifor

Pen-rhiw-Ifor is a disused tip that is now one of the higher hills in Torfaen, and close to the much more famous Blorenge.  Like most disused tips it…

Pen March & Merthyr Common

Pen March (535m) and Merthyr Common (531m) are boundary high points for Caerphilly, with Merthryr Common also being a boundary high point for Merthyr Tydfil as well. That…

Pen Coed Parciau

Parking nearer the hill is not really possible without possibly / probably annoying people. I therefore parked next to the cattle grid where there is room to park…

Blaen-y-cwm

Blaen-y-cwm is a 416m forested hill in Torfaen. There are no views due to the heavy forestation, but the walk to it is pleasant enough – and you…

Cefn Merthyr

If you drive North on the A4054 from Edwardsville you’ll be able to track a track on your right that takes you diagonally through the forest and up…