By John Davies February 2020
It’s still winter and certainly feels like it though that’s no reason for not getting out and about travelling sustainably. Normal bus services operate and off-road cycle and walking trails abound.
Look at our Journeys of Discovery page. We’ve decided to shift it to be part of the page that encourages you to get out of Swansea Bay and intend to do change of itinerary every one or two months.
To start the initiative our itineraries take into account weather and accessibility with two suggestions: first to Llanelli Wetland and Wildlife Park which is open year round and getting there by bike is easy along NCN 4. Not easy by public transport so we suggest a train/walk itinerary using Gowerton station outward and Llanelli station on return.
The other itinerary is Afan Forest Park with the option of cycling all the way on off-road trails or bus and walk based on start at Pontrhydyfen and return from Cymmer or Cwmafan.
As the year unfolds, we will try and whet your appetite for interesting or unusual destinations.
Footloose students on Saturdays or when you have a day without study, a trip to Rhossili is easy by bus, services 118 or 119 from Swansea bus station. The bus operator now has m ticketing so download their app to book your journey.
We produced a nice site for Neath Port Talbot which was titled www.traveladventures.wales and concentrated mostly on the rural areas and on walks with a historic and industrial archaeology theme. With the re-launch last summer of www.swanseabaywithoutacar.com covering the whole area, we have decided to move the walks material and some other interesting themes from the former and incorporate into the latter. We will then shut the Travel Adventures site.