Breacon Beacons and The Mumbles
The route from the Wales-England Border to The Mumbles takes in mountains, forest and seashore over an 88-mile road trip. Starting out in Haye-on-Wye, an idyllic town famed for its book stores and literature festival, you’ll have access to as much culture as scenery. Encircled by the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, the River Wye and Herefordshire’s rural landscapes, it’s perfect for walkers, nature lovers and watersports enthusiasts.
Taking your Swift Go motorhome south-west through the Breacon Beacons National Park, an area as beloved for its countryside as it is for its heritage, you’ll encounter an eclectic range of attractions. This hugely varied region presents rural highlights such as waterfalls, caves, grassy moorlands and Welsh mountain ponies, alongside music, food and art.
Reaching Pontypridd, you’ll find a friendly market town which blends its industrial revolution heritage with a lively sport and performance scene. Home to Tom Jones, there’s music at any turn alongside picturesque surroundings and one of Wales’ biggest open-air markets, selling local specialities.
The route now winds through the Afan Forest Park, popular for its bike trails and forest safaris, before passing Neath’s medieval Abbey. On to the coastal city of Swansea, where there is as much adventure as relaxation, you can get active with everything from surfing to gorge walking, take a stroll along the promenade or follow in the footsteps of native poet Dylan Thomas.
Drive along Swansea Bay to finish your Wales roadtrip in The Mumbles, a quaint seaside village boasting delicious ice cream and independent boutique shopping. There’s a Victorian pier featuring a pirate boating lake, the labyrinthine Oyster Castle and fresh off the boat seafood, alongside a host of entertainments to keep you busy ahead of a quiet evening in the motorhome.