FAQ: How To Get To The Garth From Cardiff?

How do you get to Garth Mountain?

Take the path to the right of the pub, then the right-hand fork and follow the path across the River Taff and up the other side until you reach the road. This is called Main Road. Turn right and follow this road for approximately 200 metres until you reach the Gwaelod y Garth Inn.

How long does it take to climb the Garth?

Quick circular walk up the Garth mountain. Graded as moderate as there is an initial steep climb of 20 mins to get up the mountain. Its a nice walk with great views of Cardiff and over the Bristol Channel.

Is Garth Mountain in RCT?

The Garth can be seen from nearly the whole of the city of Cardiff and ‘Taf’ part of Rhondda Cynon Taf, and on a sunny, clear day as far as Weston-super-Mare across the Bristol Channel in southwest England.

Garth Hill
Elevation 307 m (1,007 ft)
Prominence 211 m (692 ft)
Listing Marilyn, County top

Where do you park to walk up the Garth?

There is no dedicated Garth Mountain car park at the Taff’s Well starting location, but there is plenty of unrestricted parking to be found along Cardiff Road. Try and grab a spot as near to the Taff’s Well Inn as this is where the walking route begins.

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Is Taffs Well RCT or Cardiff?

Location. Taff’s Well is situated just off Junction 32 of the M4 Motorway and at the southern end of the A470. Though administratively represented by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council, Taff’s Well is a commuter town for the City of Cardiff where many of its residents work.

What county is the Garth in?

Gwaelod-y-garth ( Welsh for Foot of the Garth) is a village in the parish of Pentyrch, Cardiff in Wales. Gwaelod-y-Garth.

Gwaelod-y-garth Welsh: Gwaelod-y-garth
Gwaelod-y-garth Location within Cardiff
OS grid reference ST214824
Principal area Cardiff
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan


Is The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain a true story?

The film is based on a story heard by Christopher Monger from his grandfather about the real village of Taff’s Well, in the old county of Glamorgan, and its neighbouring Garth Hill. Due to 20th century urbanisation of the area, it was filmed in the more rural Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and Llansilin in Powys.

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