Walk in the footsteps of Alfred Russell Wallace and join Buglife on a family-friendly nature walk at St Illtyds Church in Neath
Join us for a family-friendly nature walk to discover the natural landscape that has inspired Alfred Russell Wallace, a Welsh born 19th century explorer and naturalist.
The walk will explore the diversity of plants and wildlife that fascinated naturalists such as Wallace and is a celebration of Neath’s important links that shaped our understanding of the natural world.
Where better to start than at St Illtyd Church, a 13th century church situated by the River Neath. Wallace, a contemporary of Charles Darwin stayed at Llantwit Cottage directly next to the church.
It is from here that he then set off to the Amazon and to the Malay Archipelago. His expeditions and work helped us understand the evolution of our natural world
‘I cannot call to mind a single valley that in the same extent of country comprises so much beautiful and picturesque scenery, and so many interesting special features, as the Vale of Neath’ – Alfred Russell Wallace
This is a free event, children and families welcome.
Buglife Cyrmu’s Neath Port Talbot B-Lines is a 3-yr project, working with communities and partners to restore and create wildflower-rich habitat within the B-Lines network, supporting pollinators including nationally rare species such as the Long-horned Bee and the Shrill Carder Bee. The work of NPT B-Lines has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.