St Illtyd's Walk
A religous walk from Pembrey Country Park (Carmarthenshire) to Margam Country Park (Neath). The path runs through Hendry, Pontardawe and Bryn.
You will visit Penlle'r Castell ruin on the summit of Mynydd y Betws (with fabulous views), the spectacular Melincourt Falls on the Neath River and the Vale of Neath. There are also splendid views of the Black Mountains and peaceful wooded sections near Abercregan. The two splendid country parks at either end of the walk are also real highlights on this challenging walk.
Near Swansea the route also skirts the edge of the wonderful Cwm Clydach National Nature Reserve.
It's worth taking a small detour from the route to explore the reserve with it's woodland, wildlife, rivers and waterfalls.
The walk is waymarked with a white and yellow disc.
St Illtyd's Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
St Illtyd's Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
St Illtyd's Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
St Illtyd's Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At the end of the route in Margam you could follow a footpath north to visit Brombil Reservoir. The picturesque turquiose coloured lake is a lovely place for a peaceful stroll. From the hills surrounding the lake there are fine views to the coast too. You can find the site just a mile north of the route end point in Margam Country Park.