Connect Neath with Slow Ways

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West Glamorgan

Slow Ways linking Neath and Crynant, Maesteg, Pontardawe, Port Talbot, Swansea

Great Britain / West Glamorgan / Neath

Neath’s five Slow Ways are 40% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Neath from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Neacry one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 528m Descent 425m
Neamae one Pioneer me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 614m Descent 498m
Neath—Port Talbot
Neapor one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 454m Descent 456m
Ponnea one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 207m Descent 181m
Swanea one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 137m Descent 137m

Collective progress

40% of Neath’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









2 people have contributed to Neath’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Neath

39km out of 67km have been walked and reviewed

38km of reviews have been shared in Neath

Latest Updates

Then shortly after, turn L onto a by-way, which is used extensively by 4x4 vehicles, so although dry(ish), very rutted, rocky narrow track. After turning L, down towards Crynant, following the St Illtyds Walk, found I lost the marked route, but may have been me!...

Al Nicholls

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Al Nicholls took this photo on Neacry one

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Only one unpaved section, along the canal from Jersey Marine to Port Tenant and you could follow the route of the cycle path alongside the main road as an alternative if needed....


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


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leiafee surveyed Neath

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Slow Ways added Neacry one, a new walk from Neath to Crynant

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Slow Ways added Neamae one, a new walk from Neath to Maesteg

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Neath—Port Talbot

Slow Ways added Neapor one, a new walk from Neath to Port Talbot

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Slow Ways added Ponnea one, a new walk from Pontardawe to Neath

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Slow Ways added Swanea one, a new walk from Swansea to Neath

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Neath, Mon 5 June


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Neath’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

51.66215° / -3.80686°

Easting / Northing

275,125E / 197,476N


Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Neath's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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