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Neapor one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Neath and Port Talbot.

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Grid Ref SS7512597476
Lat / Lon 51.66215° / -3.80686°
Easting / Northing 275,125E / 197,476N
What3Words mute.motel.bleak
Port Talbot
Grid Ref SS7674589635
Lat / Lon 51.59204° / -3.78069°
Easting / Northing 276,745E / 189,635N

Neapor One's land is

Moors 13.3%
Pasture 19.8%
Urban 36.2%
Woods 30.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



27 Apr 2021 Spring

This is a nice scenic and very largely off road.

Picks up Baglan and Briton Ferry on the way so connects those villages as well - easy jumping on points. I actually walked it in two stretches from the Ferry to Neath and from Port Talbot to the Ferry joining at the top of Jersey Park. This would also be a breakpoint if you wanted to detour down into Briton Ferry for snacks etc. The shops are closer to the route here than in Baglan.

Significantly slower starting at the Port Talbort end because it climbs right up Mynydd Dinas to the national coast path along the top - there are other paths lower down along the side of the hill which all meet up.

It's really very satisfying being up on those paths as you're parallel to the motorway and dual carriageways so the contrast is striking and you get a sense of how you're progressing along!

There is one odd detour through a the housing at Baglan instead of the waymarked Coast Path route through the same estate.

The route was otherwise largely easy to follow. I went mildly astray once by not staying far enough right coming onto the footpath at Pant Howell Ddu - it looked too muddy to be correct, but it is and dried up quickly. (Keep the piles of stones to your left)

This part of the route was completely new to me and is def a way I would routinely use as an alternative to the canal path which is my current usually walking route into Neath. Very pleasant bit of woodland.

The route is trails much of the way - some but not all flat enough for wheeling. Short sections are very tree-root-y or muddy which would be a hindrance to wheeling - and there's the extensive steps up out of Port Talbot.

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