This is possibly the longest stretch of almost continuous traffic free path on the National Cycle Network. Of the 42 miles, only 5 miles are on quiet roads, with the remainder on purpose-built traffic-free paths.
This section of the Celtic trail is one of complete contrasts. Between Port Talbot and Swansea the route snakes through some of Wales’ remaining industrial and urban landscape, between Swansea and Gowerton you experience enclosed woodland and a city by the sea, and finally the Millennium Coastal Path and Pembrey Country Park shows off the wilder side of the Welsh coastlines, with plenty of sand dunes and open spaces.
From Port Talbot, you travel along Aberavon promenade, over the old Britton Ferry bridge. You pass the gradually redeveloping area near Jersey Marine on the way into Swansea, before picking up the Swansea Sea Front and Clyne Valley cycle Paths.
At around half distance you pass through Gowerton, before linking across to the Millennium Coastal Path which takes you past Llanelli and Burry Port. The route finishes with a ride through Pembrey Country Park.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.