Walking in Clyne

Here you will find different walks that you can undertake at any time using the downloadable guides.

Walk 1 - Hen Parc and Clyne Common

Circular Walk – 5.5 miles  (allow 2.5 hours minimum)

A moderate 5.5 mile circular walk, using the new footbridge over the Clyne river. This footbridge bulit by CVCP volunteers in 2021, opens up access to Hen Parc and Clyne Common from the country park. 
The walk passes through a range of habitats, including mature deciduous woodland, open common, the tree-lined gorge of the Clyne river, industrial archaeology sites, and reclaimed land – each with its own varied wildlife. 
The high point of Clyne Common affords panoramic views of : Mumbles, Cefn Bryn, the Llwchwr estuary, Hendrefoilan ridge, Kilvey Hill, and Swansea Bay.  In good visibility, views extend to Devon, Rhossili Down, Pen-y-fan, and Nash Point.
The walk follows rural footpaths throughout. Conditions underfoot are generally good, but in winter, or after wet weather, mud can be encountered. Two ascents are included : one via a flight of steps, the other, up a sunken lane which is stony and uneven.
Walkers should therefore wear clothing and footwear, appropriate to the appertaining weather conditions. Expect to encounter free-roaming livestock on the common.

Free car park : Ynys Newydd,  Derwen Fawr Road.(GR 616 915). NB – This car park is locked at 5pm. Limited alternative car parking – top of Mill Lane, opposite Clyne Castle.

Infrequent bus service (Nos 37 or 43) available to Derwen Fawr Road

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