Neath - Port Talbot
The Vale of Neath and the Afan Valley near Port Talbot has a several places to stretch your legs and enjoy the lovely woodland scenery. If you're looking for a picnic spot, Gnoll County Park (Neath) has lakes, waterfalls, children's play area and nature trails. Afan Argoed Countryside Park has miles and miles of trails and forest walks, with bikes to rent or pony trekking too.
Margam Country Park, close to Port Talbot, has Fairytale Land, children's play area, a maze, Thomas the Tank engine train ride, boating and 850 acres of parklands.
Neath Canal - Take a canal boat ride, through the locks, to the Upper Neath Valley to Aberpergwm, or from the center of Neath, just take a stroll along the Neath Canal towpath to Aberdulais.
Aberdulais Falls - A National Trust Site, this is the place to see a really big water wheel (the largest in Great Britain), still generating electricity. The waterfall is also spectacular, and from the Turbine House, you can see the special fish pass (how would you like to jump through a waterwheel).