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 Barlwm or "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 419 m (1,375 ft). 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.
PostcodeNP11 6GZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Twmbarlwm Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Twmbarlwm Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.