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Nearest Town:Caerphilly (7km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   ST10878100 / Sheet: 171
Latitude:51° 31' 13.24" N
Longitude:   3° 17' 5.2" W

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Visited 22.4.11
On the way home from visiting the Barrows on Garth hill/mountain I took the opportunity to have a look at this Hillfort. Heading south along a minor road there is a turning on your left which is sign posted as being a dead end. You can drive right the way up the hill and there is just room enough to squeeze in at the metal field gate on your left at the top of the hill.
The field in question is oval shaped and the boundary fence seems to follow the outline of the Hillfort? The remains of the rampart only stand about 1 metre high.
Not much to recommend a visit I'm afraid although the bluebells were pretty!
Coflein describes the site:

Hillfort with damaged and partly destroyed defences originally comprising two ramparts and ditches enclosing an egg-shaped area (0.4ha) measuring 85m (NE-SW) by 60m with the entrance at the smaller (SW) end. Outer circuit largely obliterated. Bank height 2.5m max. above ditch bottom.
Posted by CARL
9th May 2011ce