Accessibility at Cwm Clydach

Summary accessibility statement

Before you visit

Following flash flood damage on the reserve, there has been considerable erosion to the river bank. Visitors are advised to keep away from the river’s edge at all times and obey all barriers and signage in place for their safety.

How to get here

By train

Swansea is the nearest railway station.

By bus

Hourly service from Swansea to Craig Cefn Parc bus stops at the reserve entrance.

By road

Car park situated in the village of Craig Cefn Parc, close to the New Inn public house on the B4291.

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Access to facilities

Car parking
12 spaces

Tarmac surface.

Nature trails access
  • From the car park the trail follows the river north along a flat compacted stone surface, which while flat is a little uneven in places. After just under a km, the path reaches a footbridge over the river.
  • At this point you can continue past the bridge and reach the other end of the reserve after about 400m, where the footpath continues up the Clydach Way beyond the reserve, or you can simply return to the car park the way you came.
  • The other option is to cross the footbridge and follow the circular trail through woodland above the river on the other side which brings you back to the bridge. This trail is unsurfaced for much of it's route, can be muddy, and is very steep in places. Appropriate sturdy footwear is required.
Viewing points

Bench (with back but no arm rests) at the far end of the circular woodland trail.

  • Registered assistance dogs, and others dogs on leads, welcome.
  • Dogs are allowed on all footpaths.