Dulais Valley Heritage Trail

The Dulais Valley 'is one of the famous "valleys" of the south Wales coalfield. It was a dynamic mix of farms and mines, terraced cottages and welfare halls, choirs and bands - many of which can still be seen. Coal was the fuel of the Industrial Revolution and high quality Welsh coal powered ships, trains and factories around the World. During the 19th and 20th centuries thousands of men worked the difficult anthracite seams beneath this valley. But the valley's story did not start with coal. Bronze Age farmers, Roman soldiers and medieval monks have all left their mark here ...'.

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The Dulais Valley, South Wales, Neath Port Talbot

'The Dulais Valley is an ex-coal mining community situated at the northern boundary of Neath Port Talbot and is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park ... The trails on this site will help you to learn more about the valley and its history. Explore the links ... to see school trails, village trails, a time line and other useful information.'