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Ashten JH
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Hiking

A great little hiking trail with amazing 360 degree views. We’d recommend doing this trail the opposite way round to what’s recorded, steeply climbing the hills to visit the remains of Castle Dinas, scrambling up the Dragon’s Back, then gently ascending Waun Fach. Parking at the Dragon’s Back pub for £2.

Dan Ashcroft
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Hiking

Fantastic walk. Comfortably in my top 5 in South Wales. I’ll start with the location - ample parking at the foot of the trail, and even if the car park is full there is plenty of places to park in the nearby village. The trail is effectively a tail of two. It starts with a 2.5k incline, which sounds in theory horrible, but is actually pretty breathtaking. On the way up the path is well marked out, and the scenery dramatic. Rolling valleys are supported by 4-5 beautiful waterfalls. And while it is hard progress, there are a number of places to stop on the incline making it family friendly. About 0.6km into the walk there is a great little waterfall with access down onto it, great for the kids to dip their toes in. Then similarly, at the top of the ascent, you’re presented with a significantly more dramatic and beautiful waterfall, with plenty of space for groups to have lunch etc. Noticeably, if you wanted a shorter trail, at this point you could turn around and go back to the bottom making it a very decent 4km out and back trail. However if you continue up, you’ll keep ascending around another 0.5-0.7km, until you reach the top of the valley. The views are sweeping. You can literally see across the valley, and it would not be OTT to say that it feels like you could be in the Alps or somewhere similar. The walk from here is easier. A 1km walk across the mountaintop is followed by a 0.7km trek downhill before another flat section of around 1.5km. On the downhill descent, the path is flanked by hordes of bushes of wimberries, which very much took me back to being a kid. We picked a big bag full of them. Loads of energy right there as well for the kids! All in all, a great walk. One of my favourites in the South Wales area. One final footnote. At the very top of the ascent, the route takes you right. There appears to be another route going left that goes the opposite way, with a very well defined and marked footpath also. We’re planning on exploring that at some other point.

Ayden Ramsden
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HikingFloodedOff trailOver grownScramble

Picturesque views the whole way around the top. A nice clear path most of the way round, although I’d recommend turning left, over the stream, and sticking to the trail on the first ascent up to Elidir Fawr. It gets off trail, boggy and not pleasant very otherwise.

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Ellie K
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

A great trail, we were lucky to have excellent visibility so the views were amazing. The trail can be pretty boggy in places. Also, the route goes a little off trail near the start (on the way to Elidir Fawr) so we turned back and went up Elidir Fawr via a marked trail, I would definitely recommend doing this.

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Dan Ashcroft
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Hiking

As trails go, this is probably my favourite non-coastal Route in South Wales. Starting from a location perspective, while you can easily start in Dinas, there is an alternative option for Cardiff based people to start off down near Canton. You’ll notice this on the northern most part of the route, and this not only allows for more flexibility, but is actually a bit more of a “circular” trail if you take this approach. The walk itself is glorious. We liked the path outlined on All Trails, but there are lots of ways you can do this. The elaborate figure-8 works, because it means you traverse the different terrains (it is a very diverse trail) in a nice order. There are lots of ups and downs, and it does test the legs, but you won’t get bored in this one. For me, the highlights are the almost-rainforest like jungle, and the salmon ponds - the latter of which is a great place to stop for a drink and a refuel. Great walk, can’t recommend highly enough.

Steven Ciavattella
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WalkingMuddyScramble

One of my favourite walks in Wales. staring at the car park and heading up the hill is so rewarding when you get to the top, but very challenging. so many beautiful things about this walk. definitely a must

John Quarrell
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Hiking

Used this route in reverse as a starter but expanded it to take in two more peaks. It could be improved again by staying on the ridge longer before dropping down in valley and up again. The route I did was 31km

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Alicia Looney
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HikingScramble

Lovely easy walk around the lake. Exiting scramble up Devil’s kitchen. Amazing views

Abbas Sultan
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Hiking

Best mountain for new comers

Alicia Looney
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Hiking

Moderate climb at the start then easy loop around the lake. Muddy at some parts. Nice views of the lake

Lloyd Delahunty
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dan williams
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Hiking

This is a lovely walk, however it’s 2.5 km around the reservoir not 5km

Jonathan Price
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deborah dunne
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BugsOff trailRocky

i loved this was not good for people with walking difficulties but a really nice walk and waterfalls is a must see

Sarah Woodward
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Walking

Easy climb from Fox hunters car park. Great views on a clear day. Loop down and around the punch bowl for a longer walk

Sally Pheasant
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Walking

lovely walk through different habitats with great views. forest trail partially blocked due to recent landslide but it's ok to scramble over if you're sure footed and agile. lovely little church at Brockweir just on left as you enter village from the south east side.

Archie Drawbridge
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Hiking

Beautiful route!

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Glenn Davies
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lush I ran from hay on Wye playing fields right to the back of the black mountains then back covered just over 20 mile of pure beauty I will be back in the future

Natalie Weston
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Hiking

The most beautiful waterfall I’ve ever seen. Small cafe at the bottom to grab a bite to eat and drink. Fairly easy trail.

IceColdIeuan 2
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Walking

A great walk for a sunny day. without any clouds, you can look from Cefn Onn right over Cardiff. There are some easy to miss turns along the way, so checking the map every few minutes can be useful in some parts of the route. A good opportunity to try and use some pacing to avoid missing the turns (I didn't quite manage). There are a few gates to contend with but apart from a few bits, pretty easy going for a Sunday afternoon stroll.

Wiola Kubicka
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very good and intresting place for family day out but no way to castle with the pram. still reconend, play ground and other atraction for walking kids

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