GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Port Talbot Walks

2 miles (4 km)

This coastal town is located near Swansea in thecounty boroughofNeath Port Talbot.
There's some excellent walking near the town with the Kenfig Pool Nature Reserve, Margam Country Park and the lovely Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes local highlights. This walk takes you along Aberavon Sands in the town. The attractive sandy beach and promenade are a nice place for an easy stroll. The beach runs for 3 miles and is lined with a number of cafes and pubs where you could stop off for refreshments. There's good views north towards Baglan Bay and south towards Margam.
You could extend the walk by heading along the River Afan at the eastern end of the prom. A shared walking and cycling route runs along the river towards the docks.

Postcode

SA12 6AN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Port Talbot OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Port Talbot Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Port Talbot

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To fine long distance trails pass through the area in the shape of the Ogwr Ridgeway Walk and the Glamorgan Ridgeway Walk. These are both good options for continuing your walking around Port Talbot.

Photos

Promenade, Aberavon, near Port Talbot - geograph.org.uk - 2019420

Promenade, Aberavon

Aberafan Beach near Sandfields ^ Port Talbot - panoramio

Aberafan Beach near Sandfields, Port Talbot

War Memorial, Talbot Memorial Park, Port Talbot - geograph.org.uk - 2908539

Grade II* listed War Memorial, Port Talbot. Located inside Talbot Memorial Park, 55 metres ENE of the entrance gateway. The memorial is a bronze statue of the Angel of Victory standing on a granite plinth with bronze panels on the sides. The angel holds a laurel wreath in one hand and a small winged Victory (a representation of the Roman goddess of victory) in the other. Grade II* listed in April 2000.

Grade II listed Velindre Bridge, Port Talbot - geograph.org.uk - 2851830

Grade II listed Velindre Bridge, Port Talbot. Viewed from the edge of Cwmavon Road (B4286). Built as a railway bridge, it now carries a cycleway and footpath over the River Afan. Three arches span the river. The fourth (Link) spans a minor road. The bridge was Grade II listed in April 2000.

Two river bridges, Port Talbot - geograph.org.uk - 2838841

Two river bridges. Looking upstream along the Afan towards a footbridge and High Street bridge behind it.

River view from Newbridge Road, Port Talbot - geograph.org.uk - 3828283

River view from Newbridge Road. Looking upstream across the Afon Afan towards Riverside Road on the far bank.

High Street, Port Talbot - geograph.org.uk - 1041928

High Street, Port Talbot

Sand dunes on Kenfig Burrows - geograph.org.uk - 2313767

Sand dunes on Kenfig Burrows to the east of the town.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Port Talbot.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)