With beautiful waterfall walks, country parks, towpaths, a seafront promenade and rights of way through some of the most spectacular views of Neath Port Talbot, the Brecon Beacons and Swansea, there is a huge variety of scenery to enjoy.



With over three quarters of the County covered by forested hills and valleys, it is easy to see why Neath Port Talbot is a haven for walkers of all ages and abilities.

With 14 way marked walking trails at Afan Forest Park, 6 walks at Margam Country Park and an array of waterfall walks in the Waterfall Country, within the Valleys and Vales of Neath Port Talbot visitors are spoilt for choice. 

Created in June 2011 as part of the Wales Coast Path, the Neath Port Talbot Coast Path will spoil walkers with spectacular views of the Somerset and Devon coastline, as well as the fine sweep of Swansea Bay and Mumbles.

Download a copy of the Neath Port Talbot Top Ten Walks leaflet below, this guides includes details on the best walks in Neath Port Talbot.  

The ‘Walks for All’ guide (download below) includes eleven walks. Each walk varies in length and difficulty and has been assessed for ease of use for walkers with limited mobility, families with prams or small children, wheel chair users and people who use mobility scooters.

Neath Port Talbot Walking Leaflets

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Walks For All Guide18.19 MB

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Suggested starting points to begin your walk…


Along the way you will find small café's at the main visitor centres where food and drink are served. Alternatively, seated areas are situated throughout most of the walks which are perfect for picnics or even just for a quick break to take in the breathtaking views.

Remember to take care during these walks and make the proper preparations before setting out and always follow the Country Code.

The Country Code is there for all visitors to observe.

  • Be safe – plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people
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Find out about where Neath Port Talbot is located as part of Swansea Bay and The Valleys of South Wales.

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