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guided hike

Explore Cardiff’s last wilderness.

guided hike

Explore Cardiff’s last wilderness.

10 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Explore Cardiff’s last wilderness.

guided hike

Explore Cardiff’s last wilderness.

10 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Staying in Cardiff, but longing to see more than city streets? Come and explore Garth Mountain with me. I’ll meet you at the local Railway Station and drive you to Gwaelod y Garth where we’ll start our walk. We’ll talk about the history, folklore and natural surroundings of this special piece of countryside on Cardiff’s doorstep. Its story is featured in the Hugh Grant film “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain”. We’ll walk forest paths and moorland tracks on the Garth Mountain (Mynydd y Garth in Welsh) that rises above the village. There will be plenty of stops for photographs, and at the end of our walk you can drop into the Gwaelod y Garth Inn, our friendly village pub, to buy refreshments, if you want to.

Your host

Learn more about Melindwr

Melindwr

I live in the beautiful village of Gwaelod y Garth, just outside Wales’ capital city, Cardiff. I’m an experienced, qualified hill-walker, and I love sharing what I know about the nature and the folklore of “Cardiff’s last wilderness”.

What's included

Food
I’ll provide bottled Welsh water and traditional Welsh Cakes during the walk.

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Where you'll be

Our route is flexible, to suit your mood and energy-level. We’ll start in the village, then it’s up through peaceful woodland, studded with signs of its mining heritage, to Mynydd y Garth. We can take a path to the summit, to find prehistoric burial mounds, a pillar with a story, and wonderful views. On the way back down, you can choose to continue on paths through the woods, or go through the village with its old miners’ cottages and pub.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. If you’re bringing a very young child, infant or baby, you’ll need to have a sling or other sturdy baby-carrier to enjoy this experience.

More tips

The walk is suitable for children of 7 years+ (younger if carried). I can modify the route to suit you, but some of the walking is on steep paths. I’m very happy to answer questions before you book.

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Melindwr
Explore Cardiff’s last wilderness.
10 reviews
£28/person
10 reviews
£28/person