Walking up Garth Mountain with friends from both walking groups Walkies and Grwp Cerdded, Carradog walking group. We met at 5 pm outside Taffs Well Inn, Taffs Well. Turn Left over the bridge looking at the serene river Taff. Up a steep hill which includes steps this brings you to the village of Gwaelod Y Garth, in the middle of the village is a pub, that sells good food and ales a bit on the expensive side. Up the steep hill following the narrow road to the right past the smallest brewery in Wales. Through a wooden gate on to the tree line path with stunning views looking over to Graig Y Altt and down on to the river Taff which is snaking its way to Cardiff. Follow the path to farm land which is a right of way. Going through the farm yard see the finger post follow where the sign points this important with all signs, make sure you follow where the arrow or finger post points. Walk straight ahead in to a field which is over grown and scattered with dangerous farming machinery.
(The farmer is supposed to maintain the right of way he has funding for this)
Be careful under foot, as you look to your left you will see a corps in the distance make for there, over a small foot bridge, walk up a steep path for about a mile. You will see the trig point in the distance along with the Bristol channel, look back and you will the see the beautiful valleys that have adopted me.
On top of Garth i see the colourful hand gliders enjoy the ride on the wind. I feel very spiritual despite being with friends. I wonder off alone i captured the sun enshrouded in cloud but shone its rays a wonderful sight.
making our way to the left and the steep path yes my knees sang a sad opera. To the pub The Taff Well and a nice cuppa me and good real ale for others, it is nice pub. The ladies loos was a good read the philosophy of life written on the walls.