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      Great welsh trail center. Split into 3 riding areas that are connected by quick links along the river valley or in the case of the the W2 loop across the wind farm service road at the top of the hill. Most of the riding here, both up and down, is on single track trails instead of fire roads. Great flow on a lot of the trails with a few tech sections thrown in to keep you on your toes.

      There are 4 main red/black loops, Penhydd, Y Wal, Whites Level and Blade (ranked easiest to hardest) as well as a 4x/skills park and some blue and green trails. The W2 trail is a combination of Y Wal and Whites Level linked via the wind farm service road. Whites Level and Blade start at the same trailhead and share the starting climb, which is a fantastic single track climbing challenge. The black Blade loop can be extended via the Skyline addition, however this adds a considerable amount of fire road versus single track in its current state.

      Afan offers plenty of trails to cover those looking for a place to ride for a few days. There is good variety in the trails and the nice links between them make it easy to customise your own loops.

      Glyncorrwg is the suggested base for day trippers due to the amenities and trails available there. For overnight stays, anywhere that fits your budget works as it is easy to get around once you are there by either bike or car. For new riders who are less confident, start at the Afan Forest Visitors Park with access to green and blue runs that can be used to build up to the red Penhydd trail there.

      There are good bike shops at both the Afan Forest Visitors Park and Glyncorrwg.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Access Info:
      Glyncorrwg, Afan Forest Visitors Park
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      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      44
      Total Distance
      52.1 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      26.3 miles
      Total Descent
      2.2 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      1,922 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,549 ft
      Reports
      11
      Photos
      176
      Ridden Counter
      2,057

      Photos of Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Windy Point
      19 |
      Nov 5, 2016 @ 6:26am
      Nov 5, 2016
      Windy Point, Port Talbot
      trail: The Wall
      327 |
      Feb 18, 2016 @ 11:06am
      Feb 18, 2016
      The Wall, Rayleigh
      trail: Penhydd
      93 |
      Jan 18, 2016 @ 2:09am
      Jan 18, 2016
      Penhydd, Neath/Port Talbot
      108 |
      Nov 20, 2015 @ 3:26pm
      Nov 20, 2015
      Whites Level Black Run
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      Videos of Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike

      Glyncorrwg Syline trail
      12:47 | 12 | Aug 24, 2016
      Afan - Blade Trail - Happy Life
      trail: Happy Life
      4:35 | 37 | May 12, 2016
      Blade trail  - Joyrider
      trail: Joyrider
      3:08 | 45 | Oct 20, 2015
      Blade trail - Helter Skelter
      1:11 | 30 | Oct 20, 2015
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      Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike Routes

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      Y Wal
      9.8 miles

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      user #865074rentachimptrailZig ZagsArguably the scariest waymarked run at Afan.
      Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:49am
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Afan 4X Trackskill parkGlyncorrwg
      Afan Forest Bike Parkskill parkGlyncorrwg
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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