Here are some PDF’s you can download of suggested local activities.

Black Mountain Adventure

Craig y Nos and Penwllyt Walks

Cwmgeidd Forest Walk

Diamond Park Stroll

National Show Cave Centre for Wales

Henrhyd Falls

Waterfall Country Factsheet


Next Door

Café Chameleon bar and Café

Diamond Park

Gorsedd Stones, River
[/column-half-1] [column-half-2]

Walking Distance

Brecknock Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves

The Welfare Cinema and Theatre

Local Swimming Pool

Parks, Rivers, Shops, Cafes, Pubs, Library

Former collieries and industrial heritage sights.


A tiny drive 15 mins or less

Tesco or Asda

Indoor Play area

Canoeing on a canal

Craig Y Nos Country Park, Brecon Rd, Pen-y-cae, Swansea SA9 1GL

Horse Riding/Pony Trekking

There are stables offering pony trekking and horse riding in Pen y Cae, a 15min drive away.

Forest Fawr geopark.

Brecon Beacons walking

The Brecon Beacons are fabulous if you love to roam the countryside.


Henrhyd Waterfall, Dol Henrhyd, Neath SA10 9PG 13 minutes

Cribarth or Sleeping Giant Hill walks 10 minutes

Dan Yr Ogof – National Showcaves Centre for Wales, SA9 1GJ 15 minutes

Caving River Tawe Caving Accomodation

The National Show Cave Centre and Dan Yr Ogof is less that a 15 minute drive away and the area its is in world renowned for its Cave System. Part of the UNESCO Fforest Fawr Geopark, Penywyllt is home to The South Wales Caving Club and of course Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. With its convenient large utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and a luxurious bath to soak away and aches and pains, The River Tawe Holiday Apartment is the perfect base for caving holiday

There are plenty of pubs with food and open fires in Pen Y Cae.

[/column-half-1] [column-half-2]

A short drive 40 mins or less

Aberavon beach, swimming pool, kids waterpark/lido Restaurants parks and crazy golf. 30 Minutes

Waterfall Country, Waterfall walks and Waterfall Centre, Ystradfellte CF44 9JF 31 minutes

Penderyn Distillery CF44 0SX 22 MinuteS   [hr]

Medium Drive

National Botanic Garden of Wales: SA32 8HN 39 mins

Carreg Cennan Castle SA19 6UA 39 mins

Brecon LD3 9DA 41 mins

The Mumbles and Mumbles Pier SA3 4EN 42 mins

Llandeilo, quaint medieval Carmarthenshire Town 42 mins

Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea SA3 2EH 46 mins

Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthen SA32 8QH 48 mins

The Gower peninsula, acres of unspoilt beaches including the legendary Three Cliffs Bay, Oxwich, Caswell and Llangennith.

[/column-half-2] [hr]


Longer Drive

Cardiff    –  1hr 5 mins

Llantwit Major   – 1hr 1 min

Merthyr Mawr     – 43 mins

Pembrokeshire – Tenby 1 hr 17 mins


Other Activities



Painting Courses