Medieval pilgrims would have walked along the Roman road: but this is now buried deep beneath the M4. The modern route climbs through the trees above Margam Abbey, past a ruined medieval chapel and a holy well. Walk along the Crugwyllt ridge, where you can see the fields of a monastic farm. Go through the forest and over Rhiw Tor Cymry (the ‘roof-ridge of Wales’) to the Afan Forest Park, then up the pretty Pelenna valley. At the top of the valley is a huge Roman fort. From here you can walk through the picturesque landscaped gardens of the Gnoll to Neath.
A diversion through the woods takes you to two more monastic farm sites and Pontrhydyfen, birthplace of the actor Richard Burton.People and Places