Neath Port Talbot Wildlife WalksNeath Canal Wildlife Walk Cover

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 Talbot!

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   Biodiversity Unit


Wildlife Walks Downloads

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Mynydd Drumau Wildlife Walk934 KB
Mynydd Margam Wildlife Walk934 KB
Neath Canal Wildlife Walk863 KB
Swansea Valley Wildlife Walk991 KB
Afan and Corrwg Valleys Walk1.66 MB
Eaglesbush Valley Walk3.86 MB
Gnoll Country Park Walk2.90 MB
Melincourt Falls Walk2.18 MB
Pant-y-Sais Fen Walk2.31 MB
Wildlife Walks Nomination Form71 KB

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