Glyncorrwg Ponds

Glamorgan, Port Talbot

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Glyncorrwg was once an important coal mining centre, typical of the South Wales valleys. But when the closure of the pits came in 1970 everything changed. Mines buildings were cleared away, factories closed, and people left to find new jobs.Then in 1990 the villagers of Glyncorrwg decided to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and complement it with a series of lakes along the narrow valley.We offer walkers a wide range of waymarked trails which criss-cross the valleys and hillsides, providing wonderful panoramas and taking in features of interest on the way. You can also make up your own walks using as Ordinance Survey maps and the network of forest roads, tracks and Public Rights of Way.We have developed a world class centre for mountain bikers and a wide range of other outdoor activities. As well as technical singletrack for mountain bikers, there are miles of comfortable family cycling trails liking the forest and local communities (bikes can be hired locally) as well as opportunities for horse-riding, fishing and learning about the areas and its heritage.We hope you enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Afan Forest Park and discover its unique heritage.

Open from 1st Apr to 31st Oct
Glyncorrwg Ponds Visiting Centre, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, SA13 3EA, Wales


Quiet and peaceful
Family friendly

Facilities and things nearby

Bikes for hire
Charging (e.g. mobile)
Chemical disposal
Disabled facilities
Electricity hook up
TV room
Washing up facilities
WiFi (Free)
Hills and mountains
Bikes for hire
Forest walking
Mountain biking
Food shop
Public transport

Good to know

Recycling available
Campfires allowed
Barbecues allowed
Motorcycles allowed


GPS: 51.68°N, 3.63°W

By Road From the M4 take j40 sing-posted for Cwmavan; this is the A4107. Once you reach Cymmer, take the turning left for Glyncorrwg. The Glyncorrwg Ponds are approximately two miles on your left. By Rail High speed Intercity trains depart from London’s Paddington Station and arrive in Port Talbot only two and a half hours later. There are also Intercity links from Birmingham, Sheffield, York and Newcastle. The new Eurostar high speed passenger train operating from Paris and Brussels through the Channel Tunnel, provides a rail link to Port Talbot via Waterloo Station in London. For more information contact a travel agent or principal station. By Sea Swansea Cork Ferries provide a regular car ferry crossing from Cork in the Republic to Swansea (March to January). Other routes to and from Ireland are Rosslare to Pembroke Dock and Rosslare to Fishguard.

  • Cardiff International Airport - 37 km
  • Anglesey Airport - 185 km
  • Pembroke - 91 km
  • Fishguard - 100 km
  • Weymouth - 144 km

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