Mawr is an area which is largely rural with beautiful views and fantastic open spaces to explore.
One of Swansea's largest community wards, it is also one of the least populated.
Refered to as the "Gower of the Hills", Mawr boasts Swansea's highest point (views of Brecon, Gower Swansea Neath Afan and Devon), the Cwm Clydach Bird Reserve and the Lliw Reservoir area which is noted for it's wildlife, walking, fishing and visitor centre.
Whilst mainly quiet and rural , Mawr is ideally placed to access the M4 Motorway, Swansea, Brecon and West Wales. Cardiff, the capital city of Wales is no more than 1 hours drive.
There is little evidence of the many private mines which gave birth to many of the smallest villages in Mawr, however, many of the walks throughout the area will provide subtle reminders of the industrial part coal mining played in the local History.
There are many local pubs and restaurants to be found in and around the area.
Travel along the M4 to visit West Wales. Head for Swansea to find the famous Mumbles and the gateway to the fantastic Gower peninsula. Venture along the Amman valley or the Swansea valley for some stunning scenery and on to the magnificent area of Brecon and the Beacons.