Ystalyfera to Pontardawe
Walk: SOC 09
Location: Cycle Track Walk Ystalyfera to Pontardawe
Directions: Turn left out of castle and head south down the A4069 towards Swansea. If you get as far as Tescos Pontardawe you have gone about five miles too far. As you head south, watch to ensure you come off at the correct roundabout. As you leave Ystradgynlais behind you, you come up to a large roundabout with, off to the left, a Co-Op store and a pub called the Black Lion. There is then a stretch of road which goes under a road bridge and comes out at a roundabout with - you carry on towards Swansea. If memory serves, the next roundabout on from this should be the one with the walks. Take the exit off the roundabout into the lay-by - there is food van advertised in the lay-by though I have not seen the van operational very often.
Park up, cross over the River Tawe on the metal railed tarmac surfaced footbridge leading off to the left, and head on down south along the tarmac cycle path.
Distance (miles): 9 miles approx
Time (hours): 0.17
Length of Walk: 2-4 hours depending how far you continue south.
Dates Walked: 31/07/2009, 19/09/2009,
Parking: Free in lay-by beside advertised roadside caravan diner which is just off the roundabout.
Pop in to: Tescos at Pontardawe, and the canal towpaths around Pontardawe.