Neath Port Talbot Wildlife Walks
New Walks Added for 2011!
Neath Port Talbot is rich in wildlife and you’d be surprised
what can be found on your doorstep. To help you start looking
and enjoying our local wildlife, the Council, with funding provided
by the Countryside Council for Wales for the Rights of Way
Improvement Plan, have produced a set of wildlife walks leaflets
that guide you on your way as a wildlife explorer. 5 new
walks have been added this year, so 9 different walks have been
produced in total so far.
These include nine routes of varying
difficulty and length: Neath Canal (Easy, 2 miles), Margam Mountain
(Hard, 3 miles), Drumau Mountain (Medium, 5 miles), Swansea Valley
(Easy, 4.5 miles), Afan and Corrwg Valleys (Easy, 5 miles),
Eaglesbush Valley (Medium, 1 mile), Melincourt Falls (Medium, 0.6
miles), Pant-y-sais Fen (Easy, 2 miles). Plus,
three walks of differing difficulty have been included in
the Gnoll Country Park leaflet. Download your copy
of the leaflets below or pick them up at Margam Park, Gnoll Country
Park, Afan Forest Park or Tourist Information Centres.
URGENT: Due to current
problems in a couple of sections of the Drumau Mountain
route it is not advisable to attempt to walk the route as currently
presented. There are problems along the steep
shortcut route shown in blue on the leaflet and the part of the
route shown in green between Longford Road heading towards the
Grange Farm. Action is currently being taken to address the
situation and it is hoped that this route will be accessible again
in the near future. If you would like to walk in this area
and access parts of the route not affected please contact the
Countryside Team on 01639 686868 for alternatives.
Help us find more wildlife walks in Neath Port
We are looking for more walks in
Neath Port Talbot to see wildlife. The walk can be any
length or difficulty. However, it should have a good chance
of seeing interesting animals or plants, or even just one
interesting species at a certain time of year. Walks should
be using existing public footpaths or on open access land.
So make sure your favourite
wildlife walk is included by filling in the nomination form
downloadable below and e-mailing to the
Wildlife Walks Downloads
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Last Updated: 26.07.2013 at 09:32