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Afan Forest Park
 

Afan Forest Park

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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!

Virtual Tour

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.

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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)
Afan Singletrack trails

Singletrack trails
Afan view with bikers

Admiring the view

Contact Info

For up to date trail information call either Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre: Tel: 01639 850564 or  Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre: Tel: 01639 851900
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

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Bob looks after the trails at Afan Forest Park. He's the Natural Resource Wales mountain bike ranger for the South and you can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/MTBRangersouth
 
Photo credits on this page go to Cognation and Chubbakins on Flickr
 
 
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