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Take on an action-packed new hobby in Neath Port Talbot

Will 2023 be the year you finally embrace your inner thrill-seeker with an exciting new hobby?

Wanted to try surfing but never had the time? Loved the idea of climbing but lost your nerve? Or have you been eagerly waiting to jump on your bike and take your passion for cycling to the next level?

Then this is your year!

Here are just some of the adventurous activities you can enjoy in the Dramatic Heart of Wales.


Conquering climbing, caving and canoeing

Are you ready to utterly lose yourself in a weekend of rock climbing, caving, or gorge walking through some of south Wales’s most scenic locations?

Neath Port Talbot’s array of valleys, caving systems, rivers, and mountains make it the ideal location for you to throw yourself into these exciting activities.

The sessions are expertly led by Adventure Britain, which specialises in providing outdoor group activities which are perfect for families, friends or even co-workers.

And with so much to try, why not turn this into a weekend to remember using our helpful itinerary to build a staycation.


Surfs Up!

With its golden sands stretching towards Swansea Bay and waves that have been dubbed the best in south Wales, Aberavon Beach is the perfect place to uncover your budding surfer.

Surfers of all experiences and ages have found themselves falling in love with the sport just off this scenic coastline.

And many surfers choose to hit the waves at this destination with the expert help of Surf School Wales.  Whatever your level of experience, Surf School Wales’s expertise will leave you feeling confident and ready to jump on your board again!

Surf School Wales’ season runs from April to October, so if you want to start planning for your seaside getaway here’s some inspiration for your staycation.


Unbeatable mountain biking

If you’re ready to unleash your inner mountain biker this year – then the Dramatic Heart of Wales is the place to be!

Afan Forest Park, with its 130km of challenging trails to test your nerve, is the ideal place to begin your mountain biking journey whether you’re a beginner or rekindling your love of the sport.

Thanks to its numerous routes, which cater to all skill levels, this is the perfect place to bring your family or friends for a weekend of unforgettable biking.

If you want to take on one of the park’s many thrilling courses with expert help then Campbell Coaching is on hand to help! They run regular courses offering mountain biking tuition helping bikers to develop their core skills, jumps and drops.

And if you need any help with your bike while you’re taking on the trails then head to Afan A Blast at Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre in Afan Forest Park. This specialist centre offers a full range of servicing and repairs, along with bike hire if you need it!

If you’re planning an adrenaline-filled mountain biking weekend then here’s some ideas of where to start.

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