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Glyncorrwg is a village set in the Afan Valley, south Wales. Glyncorrwg is also the name of an electoral ward and a community covering the village and surrounding countryside, in Neath Port Talbot county borough.

Glyncorrwg was once an important coal mining centre, typical of the South Wales valleys. But when the closure of the pits came in 1970 everything changed. Mines buildings were cleared away, factories closed, and people left to find new jobs. Then in 1990 the hideaway village of Glyncorrwg decided to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and complement it with a series of lakes along the narrow valley. Trout fishing, coarse fishing, and canoeing are our most popular sports, plus miles of old flat railway lines and steep mountain slopes providing days worth of cycling, walking and mountain biking. Glyncorrwg is in many mountain bike magazines and has been voted 1st of the top ten mountain bike trails to visit. Afan Forest park was named in the top ten "places to ride before you die" by Mountain Biking UK Magazine. Other destinations named included Whistler, Canada

Glyncorrwg Coal Company
The South Wales Mineral Railway reached Glyncorrwg in 1863. It was always short of funds so was leased to the Glyncorrwg Coal Company, which became the Glyncorrwg Colliery Company Limited in 1870. This company operated a local coal mine and needed the railway to cheaply transport coal down to Briton Ferry.

 Rugby in Glyncorrwg: Glyncorrwg RFC

 B&B's/Guesthouses in Glyncorrwg
 The Queens
       1 Queen Street
       Neath Port Talbot
       SA13 3BL 
 01639 850487
 01639 850487
 [email protected]

 Schools/Colleges in Glyncorrwg:
 Glyncorrwg Primary School
       Bridge Street
       Port Talbot
       SA13 3BB
 01639 850323


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Queens hotel, Glyncorrwg
Having stayed here several times on my trips home from USA, I can HIGHLY recommend the Queens Hotel
#0 - Brian thomas - 08/23/2008 - 04:44
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