Known for its sweeping beaches, rugged clifftops, and rolling green hills, the Wales Coast Path has become a vital piece of the puzzle for those wanting to explore the best of Wales. This year marks 10 years since the 870-mile-long path, became the world’s first path that followed a country’s coastline in its entirety. Rich in history, wildlife and culture, it offers an unrivalled experience for explorers, and the Dramatic Heart of Wales coastline is no exception.
To mark its 10th anniversary, we’re putting a spotlight on two mesmerising walking routes through the meandering moorlands, sand, dunes, and hills, of Neath Port Talbot.
Possibly our best kept secret. The Margam Moors is a 1 hour and 40 minutes’ walk, which will guide you through a rich landscape of industry, woodlands, towering sand dunes and swooping moorlands. This section of the coast path is the least explored of Neath Port Talbot, which now stretches across to neighbouring Bridgend with the newly formed link over the River Kenfig. These moors are teeming with wildlife, and are perfect for dog-walking days, family outings, long-distance runs, or hiking trips.
At a more challenging 6 hours and 35 minutes, this circular walk offers panoramic views of the contrasting landscape of Aberavon and Port Talbot. Explore where industry meets sea and rolling green hills meet three miles of golden sands. Considered one of the more strenuous coastal routes, you will explore the lowland coast path before embracing the climb up Mynydd Dinas, renowned for its breathtaking views of Aberavon, Swansea Bay, the docks and Devon.
If you are inspired to don your walking boots and explore the path in its entirety, you can now download the Wales Coast Path App to track your progress around all 870 miles of iconic Welsh coastline.
This path is integral to Welsh culture and showcases the true beauty of where we live. We invite everyone to visit the path and celebrate 10 years of exquisite natural beauty unique to Wales.