walkers on top of twmbarlwym
Walkers on Twmbarlwm on Good Friday in 2023 Credit: Cwmbran Life

Hundreds of walkers are expected to reach the top of  Twmbarlwm at around 12pm today as part of an annual Good Friday tradition.

Members of Cymdeithas Twmbarlwm Society are promoting the event with free hot cross buns for those who take part.

A post on the society’s website says: “More and more people turn up every year, yet we don’t expect everyone to join our organised walk but all will be welcome. We just want to encourage people to get up the Twmp, any time of the day, at their own pace and bring a picnic and spend a while enjoying the views and the mystery of this iconic mountain.

“CTS members, ably helped by local scouts, will be there offering Hot Cross Buns to all who get to the top, FREE – but we will gratefully accept any donations in payment to help our society. The buns are distributed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and if you join one of the organised walks you’ll get first dibs.”

The society members will leave on Friday 29 March 2023 at 10.30am from Stony Bridge, Fields Road, Risca. A group will leave from Cwmcarn Scenic Drive Visitor Centre at 10am and everyone is welcome to join them.

The plan is to meet at the summit at 12pm for a hot cross bun.

Walkers from the Cwmbran side of the hill can stroll up from Henllys and across Myndd Maen.