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places to visit this autumn

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Neath Port Talbot’s waterfalls. One of the most eye-catching natural features of this part of Wales is Waterfall Country in the Vale of Neath.

Melincourt Waterfall is one of the shortest waterfall walks in the area. Pop your sturdy shoes or wellies on for the occasionally muddy but largely flat walk to Melincourt Falls, starting in the village of Melincwrt in the Neath Valley.

Aberdulais Falls is steeped in history, being at the heart of the former tinplate works. This fully accessible waterfall site which is operated by National Trust, is a haven for wildlife and is a spectacle to behold, particularly after a rainy Autumn day.

Neath Port Talbot is known for its three mile stretch of sandy beach and its many vantage points that look out the sea. It is also on the Wales Coast Path, an 870 mile long continuous path that skirts the Welsh coastline. We recommend an Autumnal walk along the Coast Path to see the Dramatic Heart of Wales from a new perspective.

Our five valleys provide a wealth of walking trails and adventures to be had throughout Autumn. From adventures in the Amman Valley and the rugged wilderness to be seen in the Upper Amman Valley, to Swansea Valley’s thriving arts scene, Dulais Valley’s picture-perfect natural landscapes, and Vale of Neath’s stunning scenery of waterfalls and woodland. There’s truly something for everyone looking for an autumnal escape.

When visiting the Dramatic Heart of Wales we ask that you make a promise to respect the landscape and the communities that you visit. You can make the Visit Wales Addo/Promise here.

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