Friday, 28 June 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
Start time 19:00
2 miles / 3.2 km
An evening stroll through Gnoll Country Park Estate in Neath, former home of local industrialist and entrepreneur Sir Humphrey Mackworth. The house was demolished in the 1950's but the foundations and some interesting features remain. The start of the walk will take in some of the beautiful landscaped gardens, pond and cascades and will then continue on a woodland path to the Mosshouse Reservoir and back again.
Please note, path may be muddy in places.
Sunday, 30 June 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
Start time 10:00
12 miles / 19.3 km
This walk provides a view of the town from the surrounding hills; passing through ancient woods, open common, moorland, farmland and ffirdd. It climbs to panoramic vantage points for views across the valleys to the sea and to the Brecon Beacons. Mostly on countryside footpaths and quiet country lanes.
Please note one climb is long and strenuous.
Sunday, 14 July 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
7.5 miles / 12.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 14:15)
Beginning from the National Trust car park at Cwm Gwidi we climb steeply onto Cefn Cwm Llwch, following a section of level ridge walking with spectacular views of Cribyn, Pen Y Fan and Corn Du (in clear weather) we approach the final steep scramble onto the summit of Pen Y Fan from the North east. From here we head towards Corn Du then descend steeply passing the obelisk of Tommy Jones and down to the glacial lake of Llyn Cwm Llwch for a lunch stop. We take a grassy track down through lightly wooded slopes with a final 2km tarmac track back to the start point.
Friday, 26 July 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
3 miles / 4.8 km
An easy (but with one steep climb via steps) 3 mile walk in beech woodland above the Neath Valley.
Sunday, 4 August 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
Start time 9:00
13 miles / 20.9 km
A mountain walk in the Brecon Beacons.
Friday, 9 August 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
4 miles / 6.4 km
(Estimated finish time: 21:00)
An easy walk along the River Tawe and then a slightly more strenuous climb up Kilvey Hill to give great views over Swansea.
Sunday, 18 August 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
Meeting time 9:30,
Start time 10:30
9 miles / 14.5 km
A walk through the country park, followed by a steep climb to Maerdy wind farm - the views are worth it!. Returning via Castell Nos Reservoir for coffee and cake in The Cwtch Café.
Friday, 23 August 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
4 miles / 6.4 km
An approx 4 mile, easy walk (but with an initial steep climb via steps) with spectacular views across Margam Park and Swansea Bay.
Sunday, 15 September 2019 (Group: Tawe Trekkers)
Start time 10:15
8 miles / 12.9 km
A low level walk which is great for people new to walking (although please note it is 8 miles long). It takes in the Lliedi reservoirs and pleasant countryside and woods.
There is some road walking at the start which is longer than has previously been the case due to a path blockage which, hopefully, our Footpaths Officer will sort out with the council in time for the walk. In any case most of the walk is off-road and the roads we do walk on are quiet country lanes.