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Bank holiday information - May

Bank holiday information for our services, including opening times and emergency contacts. All recycling collections will take place on the usual days.

Coed Gwilym Park

Situated in the north east of the county, the park includes a variety of high quality facilities. With a superb range of sports facilities as well as beautiful walking trails and a flower garden.

Outstanding features

One of the walks takes you along the Swansea Canal towpath where horse drawn barges would have carried the coal down the valley to Swansea, the one time copper smelting capital of the world also known as `Copperopolis'. 

A heritage and information centre is available in the park, situated alongside the canal. Here you will find a timeline of the village of Clydach from 1794 to the present day. They also have DVDs, CDs and books of local interest.

National Cycle Network Route 43 runs along the canal towpath linking Swansea with the Upper Swansea Valley on a traffic free route.  As part of the project Sustrans installed a Portrait Bench alongside the route in the park.  Here you can sit and take a breather while having your photograph taken with local heroes memorialised in steel cut-outs.


  • BMX track in the woodland
  • Bowling green
  • Children's play area
  • Changing facilities
  • Canoe hire on the canal on Summer Sundays 11.00am - 3.00pm 
  • Fitness trail equipment
  • Football pitches
  • Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
  • Parking facilities within the park grounds
  • Tennis court
  • Walking trails
  • Woodland


All entrances to Coed Gwilym Park are accessible to all.


Exit M4, J45. Take Pontardawe exit. Take first left at the roundabout onto Ynys Penllwch (B4291). At next roundabout, take a right onto Pontardawe Road. Park entrance is located on the right hand side.

Postcode - SA6 5NS

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