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Urban walks

Everyone knows about the benefits of walking in the countryside or along the coast but if you can't access these parts of the county then these short urban walks could prove the ideal solution.

They are ideal for people who are looking to improve their health, for people with mobility issues or just to explore a new area. 

If you are looking for other places to go for a short walk then our parks and gardens are a great place to start. Or you can join a local instructor-led walk.

 

Blaenymaes walk
Distance: 0.9miles/ 1.4km
Start and finish point: Blaenymaes Community Centre
Getting there: Parking at start and bus stop nearby

This is a gentle walk with only one small incline. It is mainly on footpaths with two short stretches over a rubble path.

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Bonymaen walk, Ty Draw
Distance: 1.1 miles/ 1.7km
Start and finish point: Bonymaen Community Centre
Getting there: Parking at start and bus stop nearby

This walk has lovely views over Crymlyn Burrows towards Port Talbot before taking you past the site of the former Bonymaen Truant Industrial School, a brutal institution designed for children who were truants. The walk crosses a road and is unpaved in parts.

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Brynmill walk
Distance: 1.5 miles/ 2.4km
Start and finish point: Brynmill Park Discovery centre
Getting there: On street parking in area and bus stop nearby

Brynmill Park is a Victorian Grade 2 listed Park and is one of the oldest Parks in Swansea. The focal point of the park is its lake that hosts a rich variety of wildlife. The walk will also incorporate Singleton Park and will take 1 hour with some inclines. The walk crosses a road at a pedestrian crossing and is paved throughout the walk. Toilet facilities are available in both parks.

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Clyne Gardens walk
Distance: 1 mile/ 1.6km
Start and finish point: Car park off Mumbles Road by The Woodman.
Getting there: Clyne Gardens car park off Mumbles Road by The Woodman and bus stop nearby

This specialist park is truly magnificent, blooming with rare species, national collections and famous annual displays. During May the gardens celebrate Clyne in Bloom where there are lots of events and activities for visitors of all ages. Clyne Gardens is internationally famous for its displays of rhododendrons and azaleas which are at their most spectacular in May. Choice of routes which include paved or unpaved paths and flat or inclined areas. Toilet facilities are available in the park and nearby with refreshments available nearby.

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Coed Gwilym Park walk
Distance: 1.7 miles/ 2.7km
Start and finish points: Car park in Coed Gwilym Park
Getting there: Coed Gwilym park car park and bus stop nearby.

This walk takes you along the towpath of Swansea Canal. As you stroll in the tranquil surroundings you'll find it hard to imagine times when the canal was busy with horse drawn barges carrying coal down the valley to Swansea, the one time copper smelting capital of the world also known as 'Copperopolis'. Gravel path alongside canal which is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs in dry weather.

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Discover Swansea trail
Distance: 1.2 miles/ 2km
Start point: Swansea Castle
Getting there: Car parks and bus stop close to start and finish of walk.

Discover Swansea's cultural side by following the trail around the city's galleries, museums, libraries and archives. This walk is fully paved and crosses some roads. Toilets and refreshments are available close to the start and at the finish of the walk and at the main stopping points on the walk.

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Fendrod Lake walk
Distance: 1 mile/ 1.6km
Start and finish point: Fendrod Lake car park
Getting there: Car park at Fendrod Lake and bus stop on far side of the lake close to the hotel.

Fendrod lake is a prominent landmark situated in the centre of Swansea Enterprise Park, with a land mass of about 13 acres and clearly visible from the main roads passing either side of it. The walk is fully paved and is flat throughout. Refreshments are available nearby and lake is suitable for a picnic.

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Hafod walk
Distance: 1 mile/ 1.6km
Start and finish point: Hafod Community Centre
Getting there: Parking at start and bus stop nearby

A gentle walk to be enjoyed with some minor inclines. It is mainly on footpaths with one short stretch over a rubble path.

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LC (short) walk
Distance: 0.8 miles/ 1.3km
Start and finish point: Car park next to the LC
Getting there: Parking at start and Quadrant bus station nearby

A delightful short walk that enables you appreciate Swansea's vibrant waterfront and all its splendour and is an ideal gentle walk for beginners. The footpath is paved throughout and the route is flat. Footbridge over the Marina is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Refreshments and toilets are available nearby.

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LC Swansea Marina (long walk)
Distance: 1.9 miles/ 3km
Start and finish point: Car park next to the LC
Getting there: Parking at start and Quadrant bus station nearby

This walk is an extension of the short walk and takes you around the circumference of the Maritime Quarter and its selection of restaurants, shops and marine businesses. This is a walk that can be enjoyed by all. The footpath is paved throughout and the route is flat. Refreshments and toilets are available nearby.

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Mayhill walk
Distance: 1.1 miles/ 1.8km
Start and finish point: Mayhill Community Centre
Getting there: Parking at start and bus stop nearby

This is a more challenging walk with a steep incline on the route, however you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the city and docklands area. It is mainly on footpaths with one stretch over a rubble path. There are a number of roads to cross.

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Penclawdd walk
Distance: 2 miles/ 3.2km
Start and finish point: CK's supermarket, Penclawdd
Getting there: Parking at start and bus stop nearby

Once a flourishing sea port Penclawdd was regarded as the bustling commercial centre for much of North Gower. Today the village is still considered to be a fishing and cockling community, proud of its long standing heritage. This walk allows you to enjoy spectacular views over the Loughor estuary and the surrounding countryside. This route is flat and on paved footpaths. It can become busy so please be aware of other walkers and cyclists. Toilets and refreshments are available at the start of the route and nearby.

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Penlan walk
Distance: 1.2 miles/ 1.9km
Start and finish point: Penlan Community Centre
Getting there: Parking at start and bus stop nearby

A slightly challenging uphill urban walk that gives you a real sense of community, as you pass by the local school, library, place of worship and leisure centre. The route is paved throughout with one road to cross.

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Pontarddulais Town walk
Distance: 1.5 miles/ 2.4km
Start and finish point: Mechanics Institute
Getting there: Parking close to start and bus stop nearby

Affectionately known as the 'Bont' to local people this walk gently guides you around the heart of this small bustling village with its small boutiques and welcoming cafés. The route is paved throughout and one road must be crossed. Toilets and refreshments are available at local businesses throughout the route.

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Singleton Park walk
Distance: 2.1 miles/ 3.4km
Start and finish point: Entrance to Singleton Park on Gower Road
Getting there: On street parking nearby and disabled parking at Singleton Botanical Gardens. Bus stop nearby

Singleton Park is the largest urban park in Swansea, located in Sketty. The park has a Botanical Garden which is located in the centre of the park. The Gardens contain fine specimens of rare and exotic plants from around the World and has four temperate glass houses. This walk leads you through the Botanical Gardens so why not stop on route to visit the glass houses? Entrance is free. The route is paved throughout with an uphill walk to complete the walk at the start point. Alternatively you can leave the park on Mumbles Road where there is a frequent bus service. Toilets are available in the park and refreshments are available nearby.

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Townhill walk
Distance: 1.5 miles/ 2.4km
Start and finish point: Townhill Community Centre
Getting there: Parking at start and bus stop nearby

This walk allows you to experience one of the finest panoramic views of Swansea Bay from one of the highest points in the city. A reasonably challenging walk with some gradual inclines and a rest point on the route. The route is paved throughout and a number of roads must be crossed.

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