Walk: SOC 07
Location: South of Glynneath, B4242 approaching Abergarwed: Forest and Canal Walks near Resolven.
Directions: Set sat nav for Abergarwed, travelling via Glynneath. You head into Glynneath, turning right at the traffic lights coming from the Castle, continue on past the Tesco mini store and garage on your right, and take the first right before the road curves round to the left. If you pass MacDonalds you have gone too far. The right hand turn off should be sign posted to Resolven. Continue south down the B4242 which is a minor road running parallel to the A465. Soon after you pass a large warehouse area (there is a large Sunday Market here) on your right, you will see a woodland path sign to the right. Continue up the dirt track for 500 yards or so, park up, and you have some excellent circular walks in the forest. This walk is somewhere between Pentreclwydau and Abergarwed.
Distance (miles): 17.3
Time (hours): 0.28
Length of Walk: 2-3 hours or longer depending on tracks selected and whether you get lost. Keep your bearings with reference to the valley in which the A465 travels.
Dates Walked -
Woodland: 05/04/2009, 11/04/2009,
Canal Paths: 04/04/2009, 07/02/2010
Pop in to: Alternative walks without the hilly climbs of the woodland paths exist going all along the canal. You will see various spots to park up on the right as you head south down the B4242. Only problem is with this - there is some road noise from the A465 on the Canal Walk.