Touring within South Wales
This is the Beautiful black mountains and only 15 minutes from Brynglas Retreat.
A famous seaside resort and only 40 minutes drive to the Gower coast from Brynglas Retreat. Miles of beach walks, local cafes for food overlooking the sea.
Neath Abbey is a lovely ruin. I visited it in autumn and was surrounded by golden trees, it's an idilic place to chill out. About 25 minutes away.
There is a Red Kites visitor centre on the Black mountains just 20 minutes drive.
If you love birds then this is a must place to Visit. Daily feeding brings many Red kites in for food where you can see the power and wonder of these birds.The visitor centre is on the other side of the Black Mountains to Brynglas Retreat but is very close.
Although the Red Kites visitor feeding centre is only 20 minutes drive away, we do have Red Kites flying overhead daily.
Oxwich bay is around 45 minutes drive from Brynglas Retreat and is open to dog walking for most of the year. Can be busy in Summer.
It is well worth taking a walk up to see the windmills, we have two just 20 minutes walk away from us or you can see dozens at Betws mountain.
South Wales waterfall walks
A steep walk down to the waterfall but well worth the walk. although I did it in the summer the water is still flowing and you can easily get behind the waterfall on a side footpath
This is the river walk image on the way to Sgwd Yr Eira waterfalls. If you have a dog it is great for them to swim with many shallows places. The walk does have some sharp drops so a lead is a must for safety.
Sgwd yr Eira
This is a 4 waterfall walk, I only did this one which is roughly 30 mins walking to visit the fall. The walk to the waterfall is totally shaded so great to do on a sunny day if you like the shade .
Wales has many waterfalls, ideal time to see them is in winter in full flow but summer is best for campers. These waterfalls are around 45 minutes from the campsite on a steady drive.
The drive is beautiful, you can visit the furnaces at the top of the black mountains on route. Henrhyd waterfalls is a steep walk down but the time isn't wasted when you arrive. You can enjoy getting behind the waterfall on a fairly easy path that goes behind. You can leave the falls and drive to Glynneath which is only a further 10 minutes. There is plenty of parking and a local pub for a drink when you return or some food. The tourist information has a lovely cafe and informative info on where to walk. We only managed the first fall of Sgwd yr Eira which is a good 30 minutes walk which is fairly easy going although your boots may get wet in places. When you get to the falls you can approach it from either side of the river over a footbridge.
If you intend coming back but want an easy canal walk then Resolven canal isn't far away and worth a walk. There is a place to park up and make a well deserved cuppa in your campervan or even a catnap. The return journey can take you via Neath Abbey, Pontardawe and back to the campsite. This will be a full day of exciting travel and visiting some of South Wales treasures.