GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Twmbarlwm

2 miles (3.5 km)

This circular walk climbs to Twmbarlwm hill fort, near Risca in South Wales. It's a well known local landmark that is also known as Twm Barlwm,Twyn Barlwmor "the Twmp" (the Pimple).
You can start the walk from the parking area, located just to the west of the hill on Cwmcarn Forest Forest Drive. From here it is a short climb to the summit of the hill which stands at a height of 419m (1,375ft). Here you'll find the remains of an Iron Age Hillfort and superb views over South Wales to the Bristol Channel. It's a lovely area with a series of footpaths and steps to explore the hill fort on.
After taking in the views the route descends through the woodland surrounding the hill before picking up a section of the Raven Walk to take you back to the parking area. The route could also be started from the Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre which is only a short distance from the hill.

Postcode

NP11 6GZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Twmbarlwm OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Twmbarlwm Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area just head into Risca where you can pick up the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. There's easy waterside walking along the towpath which you could follow into Newport.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Trig point, Twmbarlwm - geograph.org.uk - 422774

Trig point, Twmbarlwm

Looking towards Twmbarlwm - geograph.org.uk - 1041411

Looking towards Twmbarlwm. The hill fort in the distance is on the other side of the Sirhowy valley. The pasture is north of the lane which ascends the ridge north-west of Machen.

Path to the summit of Twmbarlwm - geograph.org.uk - 423336

Path to the summit of Twmbarlwm

Looking East from the summit of Twmbarlwm - geograph.org.uk - 90876

Looking East from the summit of Twmbarlwm

Close up of Hill Fort, on Twmbarlwm - geograph.org.uk - 422778

Close up of Hill Fort, on Twmbarlwm

View from Twmbarlwm summit - geograph.org.uk - 221832

View from Twmbarlwm summit. The Bristol Channel / Mor Hafren from the top of Twmbarlwm (88185). The two Severn motorway bridges can be seen in the centre (M4,3351) and far left (M48,3344).

GPS Files

GPX File

Twmbarlwm.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Twmbarlwm.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)