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NCN 43 – Swansea Valley
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A 20-mile beguiling ride up the valley of the River Tawe from Swansea, almost entirely traffic-free.

The well-chosen route in Swansea takes you out of the city on a smooth tarmac path along the riverbanks. From here, the Swansea Canal towpath and a railway path continue to the edge of the Brecon Beacons.

It's currently a dead end but there are ambitions to extend towards Brecon; the more experienced cyclist could follow the A4067 into the Beacons, peeling off along the minor road to Trecastle and the headwaters of the River Usk. A short section of route is also signposted far to the north in mid-Wales, between Llanwrtyd Wells and Builth Wells.

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