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How the dramatic heart of wales inspires local writers: tales and trails.

Tales and trails: how the Dramatic Heart of Wales inspires local writers

November marks the start of the cosiest season; log fires are lit, frost makes the windows sparkle, and long evenings draw us into their cosy embrace as we hunker down for winter. While we will always advocate for all-weather adventure activities – see our mountain biking blog for evidence – sometimes, nothing beats settling in …

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cycling holidays for the family

Get your fix of adrenaline-fuelled family thrills this half term

When it comes to October half term, spooky activities are undoubtedly on the agenda. The Dramatic Heart of Wales has its fair share of Halloween excitement, from open air cinemas to potions workshops. Locals and tourists alike may come for these seasonal events, but should stay for the adrenaline-fuelled experiences that make this region so …

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Margam abbey

Uncover the murder, mayhem, and mystery of Margam’s past this Halloween

With evidence of settlements dating as far back as the Bronze Age, Margam Country Park has been home to ever-changing civilisations for centuries. Over time, their histories have become shrouded in myth and mystery – and murder has reared its ugly head. For those seeking the thrills of the unknown, or wanting to delve into …

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Road biking

Tour of Britain: The Last Leg

The UK’s most prestigious cycle race, the annual Tour of Britain, takes place in just a few weeks – and the countdown is on! Sixteen of the world’s leading cycling teams will compete in this year’s race, including 3 incredible teams from Great Britain: Great Britain Cycling Team, INEOS Grenadiers, and TRINITY Racing. This year, …

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Herat of steel structure in Margam country park

Our ‘Heart of Steel’: structure unveiled at south Wales’ Margam Country Park

This morning [7th August], a towering steel structure has sprung up in the sprawling grounds of Margam Country Park – allowing visitors to see themselves reflected in the untamed, dramatic panorama reflected in the structure’s brushed steel design. Dubbed ‘the Heart of Steel’, the 3m high statue’s creative, geometric shape and reflective design showcases the …

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