Things to Do in the Neath Port Talbot Area

Here are just a few of the things you can do in the locality – for even more ideas, Visit Swansea Bay.

 

Mountain Biking

 The Afan Forest Park is quoted as one of the ‘World’s Top 10 places to ride’ by What Mountain Bike, and Mountain Bike Rider rates it as among the ‘Top 10 places to ride before you die’. The park is known across the globe for its world-class mountain bike trails…  And you can hire bikes there too!

Cycling

Cycling is a great way of seeing the countryside and getting some exercise at the same time. You can cycle along the promenade, and if you keep going you can ride all the way to Mumbles on the Gower! 

The Afan Forest Park’s low level cycle route ‘Y Rheilffordd’ (meaning  ‘Railway’ in English), which runs along the base of the Valley, is very popular. This is a great trail for the family with picnic and refreshment stops along the trail, which is 36km in total. Find out more at the Afan Forest Park link above.

Click here for more cycling ideas and to download a map of Neath Port Talbot cycle routes.

Quad Biking

Dulais Valley Quads provides you with the adventure and thrill of navigating the latest Honda 250cc Quad through approx 175 acres of rough terrain, hills, woodlands and streams. Juniors (8-15) can navigate their own quads (70cc – 110cc) through approximately 175 acres of rough terrain, up and down hills, through woodlands and streams and lots of mud! For more info, go to Dulais Valley Quads

Archery

Dulais Valley Quads (above) also offer an indoor archery centre.

Kayaking

You can also hire canoes and single and double kayaks from the Swansea Canal Society and explore the Swansea canal.

Angling

With so much water around, there are ample opportunities for fishing. The Neath and Tennant canals, managed by Skewen Angling Club offer pike, rudd and tench (Tennant) and roach, carp, bream, tench and eels (Neath). Brown trout and sea trout can be found in the River Neath, managed by the Neath and Dulais Angling Club  Rainbow trout can be found in Furzemill Pond at Margam Park which is open for fishing all year round.

Golf

Local golf clubs include the nearby Neath Golf Club.  Also worth a look are Glynneath Golf ClubFairwood Park on the Gower, and Swansea Bay Golf Club.
A general guide to golf courses in Wales can be found at www.welshgolfcourses.com.

Paintball and Laser Tag

Check out Teamforce paintball and laser tag 

Horse Riding

Canter over to Clyne Farm Riding and Activity Centre on the Gower peninsula.

Watersports

Surfing, Kayaking and Lifesaving are just a few of the many exciting water based activities taking place in the area.  Neath Port Talbot Council has recognised the growing popularity of such activities and recently produced a Water Sports Guide.  

What’s On Where in Neath Port Talbot

Fetes, festivals, gigs, community events – there’s always something happening in Neath Port Talbot and South West Wales!  Check out these links for a snapshot of what’s going on.  What’s On Where  —  Things To Do  — Enjoy Swansea Bay.