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Fforest Fawr

In or near Cardiff, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/fforestfawr

Fforest Fawr is the stunning backdrop to the famous Castell Coch, near the village of Tongwynlais

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Afan Forest Park

In or near Port Talbot, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/afan

South Wales' own Forest Park, set in 3250 hectares of spectacular conifer forest where you can explore an unexpected landscape of forested mountain slopes and steep river valleys, rich in history.

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  • Rail station: Port Talbot (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre

In or near Newport City, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/cwmcarn

Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. Spectacular 7 mile forest drive set amongst rolling hills and green forests with 7 car parks to stop at. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts.

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  • Rail station: CrossKeys (5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hike and Hill Walk in Wales
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In or near Neath, Tel: 01639 700388, Email, www.adventurebritain.com/mountain-walks/

Adventure Britain’s qualified mountain instructors will take you up into the majestic Brecon Beacons so you can experience the wilderness of the National Park. Using local knowledge to maximise your mountain or hill walking experience

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  • Rail station: Neath (15 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Blaengarw

In or near Bridgend, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalesvalleys

Blaengarw is the uppermost village in the Garw river valley (Cwm Garw) and is ituated in the County of Bridgend.

 
 
 
Llanelli

In or near Llanelli, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwestwales

Llanelli is the largest town in Carmarthenshire and sits on the edge of the beautiful Loughor Estuary.

 
 
 
Cardiff

In or near Cardiff, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

Cardiff, is Europe’s youngest capital city and has been the capital city of Wales for around 50 years.

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  • Rail station: Cardiff Central (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Marcross Beach

In or near Llantwit Major, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

With rugged cliff scenery, Marcross beach near Llantwit Major has a rocky shore with spectacular rock formations and some sand.

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  • Rail station: Llantwit Major (5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Porthcawl - Coney (Sandy Bay) Beach

In or near Porthcawl, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

A sheltered sandy beach at Porthcawl located within walking distance of the town and situated in front of a large fairground and seafront area with shops, cafés, bars and fast food outlets.

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  • Rail station: Bridgend (7 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Port Eynon

In or near Swansea, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

With its expanse of golden sand, convenient access and selection of nearby camp sites Port Eynon is an ideal resort to take a young family.

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  • Rail station: Swansea (17 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Aberavon Beach

In or near Port Talbot, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

Aberavon seafront is one of Wales’ longest beaches and has a contemporary promenade that overlooks Swansea Bay. This place is popular whatever the weather, and boasts an Aquasplash playground, children’s play areas & Apollo Cinema.

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  • Rail station: Port Talbot Parkway (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Porthcawl - Rest Bay Beach

In or near Porthcawl, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

Rest Bay is a popular beach at Porthcawl with miles of fine quality golden sand and some rock pools backed by low cliffs.

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  • Rail station: Bridgend (9 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Mewslade Bay

In or near Swansea, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

Mewslade Bay beach is a snug spot at the bottom of a small valley; enjoy sloping sea cliffs, unspoilt scenery and breath-taking views.

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  • Rail station: Swansea (18 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Whitmore Bay

In or near Barry, www.visitthevale.com/en/Destinations/Barry-and-Barry-Island.aspx

Whitmore Bay at Barry Island is a sweeping crescent of perfect golden sand flanked by a wide promenade. 24 vibrantly coloured beach huts available for hire,climbing wall, mist feature and year round events.

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  • Rail station: Barry Island (0.3 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
City Bridge - Newport

In or near Newport City, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

With the fantastic range of facilities and venues available in Newport, it is no wonder the city is successful in hosting events such as The Wales Open, The Tour of Britain and The Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort

 
 
 
Cowbridge

In or near Cowbridge, www.visitthevale.com/en/Destinations/Cowbridge-and-Rural-Vale.aspx

Cowbridge, Y Bont Faen in Welsh, is a stunning town situated in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

 
 
 
Rhossili Bay

In or near Swansea, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast

Rhossili Bay is an iconic destination with dramatic, panoramic views and good walking opportunities. The beach is reached down (and up!) a steep cliff top path that may be unsuitable for some.

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  • Rail station: Swansea (18 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Llantwit Major Beach (Cwm Colugh Beach)

In or near Llantwit Major, www.visitthevale.com/en/Be-Inspired/Sea-Surf-Sand/Cwm-Colhuw-Llantwit-Major-Beach.aspx

Llantwit Major/Cwm Colhuw Beach is great for surfing and coastal walks all year round. The Wales Coast Path joins up with the beach and offers some amazing walks and views.