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Put your best foot forward exploring the Glyncorrwg forest walks.

Whether it’s taking a casual stroll around the lakes or being a little more adventurous, let the Glyncorrwg Ponds be your gateway to the hidden beauty of the Afan Valley Forest Park.

Set in the heart of over 9000 aces of pine forest, there are dozens of mountain trails and ancient track ways to explore around the village of Glyncorrwg to suit all abilities, from short pond side ambles to more strenuous walks amongst the hills.

Glyncorrwg ponds walking packs – Climbing higher in Glyncorrwg

Walk 1 – Ponds Walk

This short walk meanders its way around the ponds and along the banks of the river Corrwg. This walk offers great opportunities to observe the flora and fauna that exists in abundance within the Corrwg Valley.

Walk 2 – Glyncorrwg Ridgeway Walk

This walk starts with a steep climb through a larch forest and rewards you with excellent views over the Afan Valley.

Walk 3 – Pencraig Isaf Walk

This 7km walk offers panoramic views of the Afan valley. Starting with a steep climb through a larch forest, before leveling off, uses public footpaths, bridleways and permissive footpaths, and returning you to the Glyncorrwg visitor centre along the route of Brunel’s South Wales Mineral Railway, which connected the collieries in Glyncorrwg to the docks in Briton Ferry.

Walk 4 – Mynydd Blaen-nant-du Walk

This is the longest of the four walks and covers a distance of 10km and offers fine views over the Corrwg and Neath Valleys and on a clear day, distant views of the Gower Peninsular, the Brecon Beacons and Somerset.

Price £2.00

  • Packs contains 4 new walking trails, large map showing all four walks, information leaflet on the Afan Forest and its history.
  • The walks vary in distance from 1 mile to 10 miles.
  • The walks start from Glyncorrwg ponds visitors centre in the Upper Afan Valley.
  • Walking packs are available with maps and detailed instructions on how to find your way around the walking trails and printed on waterproof paper.

Climbing Higher in Glyncorrwg

This project is: sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government’s “Active Lifestyles Fund”, and monitored by the Sports Council for Wales.

The Active Lifestyles Fund was conceived to help create or improve physical activity opportunities through which mass participation can be achieved. The “Climbing Higher” project in Glyncorrwg acknowledges that sport and physical activity can make a vital contribution to improving the health of the nation.

Climbing Higher is part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s response to Health Challenge Wales which provides the national focus for the improvement of health and well being including making physical activity a part of everyday life.

Walking Guides are available from the Glyncorrwg Ponds Visitor Centre and the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre.

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