is a village
set in the Afan Valley
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 local 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 local scenery and complement it with a series of ponds
along the narrow valley. Trout
fishing, coarse fishing
, and canoeing
are our most popular sports, plus miles of old flat railway trackbed lines and steep mountain
slopes providing days worth of cycling
and mountain biking
The recent planning application by ECO2 for a wind farm
in Corrwg Fechan was turned down by Neath and Port Talbot District Council at their meeting on the 10th of December 2007. ECO2 have appealed this decision. Plus the residents of Glyncorrwg wanted to keep its beauty the highest priority and the whole village signed a refusal form to stop this windfarm business from coming to the village...and we won.
Glyncorrwg in South Wales was once a mining village, with several pits and drift mines within three miles.
Since the mining industry closed in the 1970s Glyncorrwg became quite run down; however this small village is an example to every community... Read More