First steps for new Burton walk

12 June 2011

A new three-and-a-half mile walking trail named after Hollywood legend Richard Burton has been officially opened.

Local groups set out on the first walk along the new Richard Burton trail. Photo: Peter Knowles

Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Ali Thomas joined members of Burton’s family at the opening in Pontrhydyfen, where Burton was born.

Invited guests and local groups also took part in the inaugural walk, which includes spectacular views of the Pontrhydyfen Aqueduct, where the actor was often photographed on visits home.

The trail was the brainchild of MP Dr Hywel Francis.

Photo by Peter Knowles

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