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Mynydd Carningli from Newport Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 1050 feet / 318 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SN052396
Lat 52.0205300 + Long -4.8404676
Postcode SA42 0RP (approx. location only)

This short hill walk from Newport (Pembrokeshire) explores the rugged hill of Mynydd Carningli lying to the south of the town. The summit of this former volcano offers fine views north to the coast. The walk needs careful navigation as there are many paths that cross the rocky moorland landscape. However, the objective is always in view.

The start is the car park beside the estuary and sands on Parrog Road in Newport (grid ref. SN052396). After parking exit the car park and turn right along Parrog Road from where you get a pleasant view of Mynydd Carningli. Continue uphill to the A487. Turn right and the sharp left into Upper West Street. Continue ahead into Upper Bridge Street and Church Street. Pass St Mary Church on your left and continue to a fork in the road. Bear right up the lane (signed no through road) and continue uphill for 350 metres to where the lane forks (grid ref. SN059385) and bear left along a lane. Follow the lane and bear left at the first junction and continue to a fingerpost. Just past the fingerpost, turn right up a track between hedges. After 200 metres you enter open access land.

The path runs parallel with fields on your right before entering open moorland with Mynydd Carningli rising ahead. After 300 metres go straight across a path running east to west and continue steeply uphill to reach the remains of Carningli's hillfort. The path swings southwest and continues to the highest point of Carningli Common. Allow time to enjoy the superb view before starting the descent. From the summit pick your way down the slope in a northeasterly direction to re-join the path used on the outward route. All that remains in a downhill stroll back to Newport and the car park on Parrog Road.

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