GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gnoll Estate Country Park

2 miles (4 km)

Explore 240acres of woodland and wide open spaces in this country park in Neath. There are miles of walking trails taking you to Mosshouse Wood Reservoir, Mosshouse Woods, two large duck ponds, two impressive18th century cascades and the Gnoll House ruins. Gnoll Park was voted as the Best Picnic spot in Wales in the 2010 Warburtons National Picnic Awards.
The park is located just a short walk from Neath town centre. There is a lovely waterside walking path running along the nearby Neath River and Neath Canal so this is a good option if you would like to continue your walk. You could also visit the delightful Aberdulais Falls located just north of the park.
The Tennant Canal also runs through the area and can be followed west towards Swansea.


SA11 3EF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Gnoll Estate Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gnoll Estate Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a good on site cafe located close to the lake. They serve a decent range of meals and snacks in a lovely setting.

Dog Walking

The expansive park is ideal for dog walking so you're bound to bump into other owners on a fine day.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Gnoll Visitor Centre - - 1358482

Gnoll Visitor Centre. The pond in the foreground once helped power machinery in Mackworths' battery mills. Prior to the construction of this pond, the old highway from Neath to Efail Fach and Michaelston super Avon (Cwmafan) passed through here.

Cascade at Mosshouse Woods, Gnoll Country Park - - 1308670

Waterfall cascade at Mosshouse Woods. The Gnoll Country Park has two cascades, this is the 180 feet high informal cascade situated at Mosshouse Woods. It dates from around 1740 and since 1899 fed Neath's Mosshouse reservoir. In the 18th. century there was a means of damming the water at the top so that it could be released in an impressive surge for the amusement of guests of the Mackworth family who then owned the Gnoll Estate. After rain it's well worth a visit.

Mosshouse Wood Reservoir (geograph 5935730)

Mosshouse Wood Reservoir. View of the Reservoir from the south-western corner. Set within the Gnoll Country estate the Mosshouse Wood Reservoir has a capacity of 5 million gallons and used to supply the town of Neath.

Gnoll Brook - - 1374298

The Gnoll Brook at the point where it flows from the Great Pond, Neath's swimming pool until the construction of a more modern one at Dyfed Road. This brook once powered the water wheels of the Mackworth mills.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Gnoll Estate Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)