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Swansea Group

We are Swansea Ramblers. Come with us and discover the pleasures of walking in the Swansea area and beyond. We look forward to seeing you on one of our walks.

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Overview

A walk along the Neath Canal to Neath Abbey.

We then will go past old iron works and under the Brunel Railway Viaduct.

From there we follow a wooded valley where we will view two waterfalls.

We then begin a steep ascent, including the many steps to the top of Mynydd Drumau.

At the top we will have panoramic views over the area and will visit an ancient landmark of the area, Careg Bica, a tall standing Stone.

Social after walk:

Afterwards, we will go for refreshments to Wetherspoons.

Sunday, 19 May 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Directions:  Follow A465 and A474 into Neath.

Take first left off roundabout into Windsor Road.

Continue straight along this road past Wetherspoons and railway station.

Follow the left-hand bend in The Parade to lights.

Take left under the railway bridge to pass Zoar’s Ark

Turn left onto Quay Street before footbridge.

Drive straight to enter car park.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SS 75010 97721
Nearest postcode:
SA11 1SL
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edit.tubes.dimes
Start time:
10:00 am

Neath: Quay Street: Unit 9 Gym Car Park | Lat/Long: 51.6640, -3.8089

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking