The Swansea Canal Trail
Neath Port Talbot
Telephone : 0844 209 4548
Walk the historic canal through Pontardawe and the surrounding area.
Created in the 18th century to provide transport for coal, iron and the other industrial products for which South Wales was known, the Swansea Canal previously stretched down to the city docks. Since its closure in the 1930s, much of the waterway was infilled or not maintained, rendering much now unusable to boat traffic. Since the 1980s, the Swansea Canal Society have worked to restore it for walkers and boat users. The towpath is open from Clydach to Abercraf, and it is very easily accessible from Pontardawe town centre.