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The Vale of Neath (or Neath Valley) is a valley located in southwest Wales. The valley encompasses the upper reaches of the River Neath. The River Neath runs southwest from Pontneddfechan to its mouth at Baglan Bay close to Briton Ferry. It is formed from the convergence of the Nedd Fechan and Afon Mellte - two rivers that rise on the southern slopes of Fforest Fawr, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. | Settlements in the Vale of Neath include: Neath, Cadoxton, Pontneddfechan, Resolven, Aberdulais, Blaengwrach and Glynneath. | The upper reaches of the Vale of Neath are known as Waterfall Country, where several rivers, including the Afon Hepste, Nedd Fechan, Afon Pyrddin, River Mellte and Sychryd, plunge over a series of spectacular cataracts. In the lower valley, waterfalls can be found at Melincourt and Aberdulais, where the Dulais Falls are a popular tourist attraction. | Several adventure holiday companies offer action packed activities such as canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, abseiling, kayaking, and mountain biking centred around the River Neath and its tributaries in Waterfall Country. | The estuary of the River Neath extends from Neath town down past Briton Ferry to the sea next to Jersey Marine Beach. The estuary is partly industrialised but there are areas of salt marsh stretching from Neath to Baglan Bay and Crymlyn Burrows which are of great ecological value.
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