Margam Country Park near Port Talbot is a large, accessible and beautiful park that is well worth exploring.
About Margam Country Park
The Park is located near Port Talbot (postcode SA13 2TJ). And according to their website, it covers over 800 acres – so there’s plenty to explore!
Entry to the park is free, but there is a charge for parking. So once you’re in the Park, you’re free to roam. The Park has various facilities. Including two cafes, toilet blocks, an outdoor activity centre where you can also hire bikes. And for the little ones, there’s the Fairytale Village, adventure playground and park train. On most of my visits, I’ve also seen the Park’s deer, which I always find special. And of course, there’s plenty of walks to enjoy within the Park.
Walks in Margam Country Park
There are lots of walks to choose from in the park to suit different abilities and the time you have available. I usually take my four-legged-friend Daisy as the park is dog friendly, and I head for the hills and forest if I’m going for a longer, quieter walk. But there are also some shorter, equally lovely walks within the park. One of my favourites is the Pulpit Trail Walk. The map below (image credit to The Valleys website) shows the outline of this walk.
This is a circular walk and about 4kms in total. It starts off flat, but there are some steeper sections and the path is uneven in places. The climb is well worth it though to take in the spectacular views at the pulpit view point – as you can see from my photos.
You can read more about the history of this walk here.
Now grab those walking boots and go and explore!