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  • The Valleys

    The Valleys of South Wales


    You could be forgiven for thinking of the valleys of south wales as a scarred and spoiled landscape of derelict coalmines given its industrial past.

    The valleys of today are one of green open spaces with forests and parks unspoilt countryside, with areas of common land clear rivers and beautiful lakes this combined with the traditional towns and communities make for a wonderful landscape waiting to be explored.

    On your trip to the valleys whether taking your walking boots or your cycle you can be assured of plenty of opportunities to get active in the fresh air amid exciting landscapes and hillsides.
    With so many valleys to choose from you will be assured of plenty to do and see from the impressive Kidwelly Castle in Gwendraeth or the waterfalls of the Vale of Neath. There will be something of interest for all the family in this wonderfully varied area.

    The valleys also have reminders of the proud industrial heritage of the world’s first industrial country; the coalmines of Wales powered the Empire. This can be seen at its most amazing in the Rhondda probably the most famous mining area in the world the Rhondda Heritage Park recreates life of local miners and tours can be taken of the pithead and buildings with museums and displays that are sure to interest the whole family.

    From mountain biking in Amman or exploring the many impressive castles such as Caerphilly or Carreg Cennan there is plenty to do in the valleys of Wales.


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