Garth Hill is Cardiff's local little hill and evidently a popular spot for people to walk their dogs, or their children, or just themselves on a sunny day like today. A narrow litte road skirts it to the south. There is a parking place on this from which a path zigzags up onto the northeast end of the summit ridge. At the foot of the path a sign reads: "The footpath ahead is prone to erosion and may be unsafe. You are advised to find an alternative route. Should you proceed you do so at your own risk." It's an odd sign as the path is lovely and perfectly safe, or as safe as any hill path can be. I wonder if perhaps there was once an accident here - as there can be anywhere - and the authorities put the sign up just for the sake of being seen to be doing something. An easy walk all the way on nice paths in fact. Halfway along the ridge there is a one of those thingummies that tells you what everything is you can see in the view.
Back the same way then drove to Nangarw where I tucked my car into a space on the road that branches off the A68. Right across the road from here is signposted access to the Taff Valley Trail. I followed this southwest past the west end of the long ridge that is Craig yr Allt. Then up. There are loads of paths hereabouts and I string them together in ways that seemed to work, climbuing up to the mast on the shoulder then more or less straight along the ridge to the top where there is neither trig point nor cairn. Which brings me to the end of the Marilyns in section 32C. (368 Marilyns altogether. Only 1189 to go...)
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