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Afan Forest Park
 

Afan Forest Park

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The Afan Forest Park has another exciting new trail for 2014 with the 24km Red graded Blade trail now open giving access to some amazing riding and views as it winds its way around some of the higher and more remote parts of the forest

See the Afan Forest Park website for the latest trail updates.   

Afan offers a mountain biking experience second to none. Afan has it all from flowing singletrack threading through the forest to more exposed trails on wide open hills with amazing view and even a Bike Park.

Natural Resources Wales' Afan Forest Park is the fastest growing mountain bike area in Britain and located only minutes from the M4 it’s perfect for those wanting to reach a variety of fantastic riding without the hassle of long journeys. With 6 superb flowing trails ranging from 7km tom over 40km's and a Bike Park there is more all weather singletrack than any other MBWales centre you simply have to check it out!

The forest park has two centres. The  Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre with the Afan Valley Bike Shed shop and revamped Trailhead Cafe and the Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre at the top of the valley complete with Skyline Cycles Shop and the Skyline Cafe which is fully licenced.

The mountain bike trails here total well over 130km and are supported by a continual programme of trail maintenance and development. Check them out for some amazing riding!
The mountain bike trails here total over 130km and are supported by a continual programme of trail maintenance and development.

Y Wal trail is a swooping 24km mainly singletrack loop with epic views and breathtaking descents to keep your heart pumping all the way round. Watch out for The Graveyard section and hang on for the searingly fast final descent.

The White’s Level Trail is the most technical of all the trails at Afan Forest park. Starting with a challenging singletrack climb, this 90% purpose built, all weather singletrack route then flows into a true trail roller coaster. An adrenalin pumping mix of rock drops, step sections, berms and cliff traverses - plus an optional black run descent section for

the most skillfull riders - creates an outrageous 17km loop.

If you want to add some more distance to your ride you can also add in the top loop of the old ‘Skyline’ trail with some fantastic high (600m) & remote singletrack sections. Make sure you are properly equipped as this loop takes you to remote area with changeable weather conditions.

W2 links the Y Wal and White's Level trails with a high level linking route to make  44km epic. It mixes stunning views into the surrounding valleys and hills with some of the most demanding descents and singletrack sections in the UK for a total MTB challenge. It can be started from either Afan Forest Park or Glyncorrwg visitor centres too, with the other centre providing a welcome halfway watering hole en route.
For up to date trail information call Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre: Tel: 01639 850564

Afan Forest Park Website: http://www.afanforestpark.co.uk/

Afan visitor centre opening hours.
April to September: Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm (6pm on weekends and Bank Holidays)
October to March: Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm (5pm on weekends and Bank Holidays)


Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre:
Tel: 01639 851900

For complete trail information across Wales contact Forestry Commission - Tel 0845 604 0845

For accommodation and tourist information:
Swansea Tourist Information Centre:  Tel 01792 468321 Email: tourism@swansea.gov.uk

Aberdulais Falls TIC
Tel: 01639 636674
Tel: 01639 636674

Neath Port Talbot CBC

For enquires about the Celtic Trail High Level Route go to www.sustrans.org.uk/wales
 
Cognation mtb trails South Wales was founded in 2010 and is investing in mountain biking across South Wales. It is a partnership project between Neath Port Talbot CBC, Caerphilly CBC, Merthyr Tydfil CBC and Forestry Commission Wales. It is part-funded by the EU's Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government with match funding coming from the Welsh Government and partner organisations.

What to expect over the next few years in Afan Forest Park:
• New green and blue graded trails including the opening of a rebuilt ‘Penhydd’.
• New skills section to improve technical skill and ability.
• Renovation of the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre including refreshed facilities.
• Extended sections on the current trails
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