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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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      Open on Mar 10, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #176
      Trails (view details)
      41
      Trails Mountain Bike
      41
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      6,818 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,564 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,922 ft
      Reports
      89
      Photos
      18
      Ridden Counter
      6,129

      Photos of Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Happy Life
      30 |
      Feb 15, 2017 @ 4:29am
      Feb 15, 2017
      Happy Life, Afan Forest
      trail: The Rock
      83 |
      Feb 15, 2017 @ 4:04am
      Feb 15, 2017
      The Rock, Afan Forest
      trail: Jetlag
      84 |
      Feb 15, 2017 @ 3:41am
      Feb 15, 2017
      Jetlag, Afan Skyline
      trail: Jetlag
      19 |
      Feb 15, 2017 @ 3:41am
      Feb 15, 2017
      Jetlag, Cheltenham
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      Videos of Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike

      Afan Mountain Biking
      3:41 | 31 | Nov 21, 2018
      Glyncorrwg Syline trail
      12:47 | 41 | Aug 24, 2016
      Afan - Blade Trail - Happy Life
      trail: Happy Life
      4:35 | 70 | May 12, 2016
      Blade trail  - Joyrider
      trail: Joyrider
      3:08 | 101 | Oct 20, 2015
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      Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike Routes

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      Y Wal
      10 miles
      Penhydd
      8 miles
      Whites Level
      10 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #865074rentachimptrailZig ZagsArguably the scariest waymarked run at Afan.
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      Recent Activity

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Afan 4X Trackskill parkGlyncorrwg
      Afan Forest Bike Parkskill parkGlyncorrwg
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