Sadly the Hiking Club is no longer running, should you wish to revive it please contact Sport Swansea.
They have all the kit, all thats needed is a few people to run it!

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Chris Jones

Neath and Glamorgan

Click here for details of the walks we do in this area.

Vale of Neath

The Vale of Neath is probably best known for it's waterfalls at Aberdulais and Melincourt. Over one hundred and and sixty milion litres of deep green water course over the rocks of Aberdulais falls every day, which were once used to power a variety of mills and factories over the years. Water power was first harnessed back in 1584 to use in a copper work that later developed into a corn mill, iron works and finally a tin-plating unit in the 19th century. The area, mainly mountainous, provides a variety of forest walks for all levels.


The majority of Glamorgan is predominantely farm land with a patch of mountainous dunes that stretch from the outskirts of Porthcawl, but boasts a 14 mile long (22 Km) geologically-important Heritage Coast which is largely ignored. This coastline exhibits some of the most attractive rugged features of an unspoilt British coastline - a must for those romantics who love to stroll in the fresh breezes dabbling your toes in the sea!

Our walks in the area


Glamorgan Heritage Coast - Grade A

We head down south a bit to the coast around Cardiff. Expect some spectacular lego Triassic cliffs and great views.

Photos from this walk are available here - For a map covering the walk area click here.


Blaengarw Valley / Cymer - Grade B

This walk takes us round the head of the old coal mining Garw Valley at Blaengarw. A walk around Abergwynfi and Cymer has also been undertaken in December 2010, in the snow.

For a map covering the walk area click here.


Bridgend to Porthcawl - Grade A,1

This is "the walk that has everything". Very easy to do by public transport; we start in Bridgend and pass random pole activities, fields, rivers, castles (one with "horse parking" facilities...), woods, lovely sand dunes and finally walking along the coastline towards Porthcawl, a popular holiday resort.

Photos from this walk are available here.

Melin Court Falls - Grade B

A night walk where we got very lost two years ago!! [2005ish?] It looked quite nice, so we're going to do it in the day soon to see if we were right! [Ed - as written at the time! but appears not to have happened or left photographic evidence]

For a map covering the walk area click here.

For a complete list of our hikes planned for this academic year please see our walks programme.

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