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Our Walks

People say the best way to get to know someone is to walk a mile in their shoes. And that applies equally to getting to know Neath Port Talbot too.

So, park the car, put on your walking boots and get a feel for the place and its people (you’ll find us a friendly bunch).

Few other places offer the drama and diversity on show in our region. Nature and the man-made. Waterfalls and waves. Country parks and canals. Coast paths and countryside paths. They shape everything we do and everything we are. And you can embrace them at your own pace, be it a gentle river stroll or a hike up hills and down valleys.

We couldn’t possibly squeeze all of our walking trails onto one page, so we’ve plotted them on one interactive map for you. For trail details, including maps and trail cards, point and click on the individual trail/s that interest you.

Argoed Walk

Afan Valley

An attractive circular walk that passes by two ruined farmhouses, Nant Herbert, and Lluest, along the 400Metre climb. You return…

Banwen Meadows and Woods

Dulais Valley

Starting at the Dove workshop, take your time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Banwen Meadows and Woods. The network…

Cilybebyll Walk

Swansea Valley

This is a very pleasant circular walk through woods and meadows, passing the sleepy hamlet of Cilybebyll with its ancient…

Cwm Du Glen and Glanrhyd Plantation

Swansea Valley

This hidden gem of the valley is accessed from ‘The Cross’ at Pontardawe town centre (entrance opposite the Dillwyn Arms)…

Cwm Gwrelych Geo Trail

Vale of Neath

A lovely walk, with beautiful views where you can walk back in time and discover the rich industrial heritage and…

Eaglesbush Valley

Vale of Neath

Eaglsebush Valley, predominantly Oak woodland, was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2008. This route takes you through the Nature…

Gnoll to Mosshouse Reservoir

Vale of Neath

This walk starts from the visitor centre and steadily climbs up to Mosshouse Reservoir, within the grounds of the Gnoll…

Gyfylchi Ridgetop Trail

Afan Valley

Follow forest roads, stony tracks and paths to an ancient Baptist Chapel at Gyfylchi, and the ruins of Nant y…

Melincourt Falls

Vale of Neath

The Melincourt Nature Reserve is located in a narrow, steep-sided valley, carpeted with Bluebells in the spring. Although this is…

Neath Canal Resolven-Glynneath

Vale of Neath

A very pleasant, flat walk, suitable for all. Start at the car park next to the roundabout on the A465…

Old Parish Road Walk

Afan Valley

Follow the path below the entrance to the visitor centre, following it through the underpass and across the cycle track.…

Pant y Sais Fen

Vale of Neath

This walk is accessed directly from the pavement alongside the main road. This is a short and easy walk, following…
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