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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.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 12, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      69
      Trails Mountain Bike
      66
      Trails E-Bike
      26
      Trails Hike
      53
      Trails Trail Running
      53
      Trails Horse
      13
      Total Distance
      58 miles
      Total Descent
      12,534 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,802 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,922 ft
      Reports
      149
      Photos
      65
      Ridden Counter
      10,434

      Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Y Wal
      10 miles
      Penhydd
      8 miles
      Whites Level
      10 miles
      17 mile Afan Forest Park All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog17 miles
      13 mile Afan Forest Park All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog13 miles
      6 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog6 miles
      12 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog12 miles
      10 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog10 miles
      10 mile Afan Forest Park All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog10 miles
      11 mile Afan Forest Park All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog11 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance

      Photos of Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike

      13 |
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 12:22pm
      Sep 2, 2019
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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 12:22pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      16 |
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 12:22pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      trail: Goodwood
      7 |
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Sep 2, 2019

      Videos of Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike

      Crash OTB on Penhydd Trail, Afan, Wales...
      trail: Penhydd
      13:21 | 16 | Apr 19, 2020
      Afan Mountain Biking
      3:41 | 58 | Nov 21, 2018
      Trials riding at swinnos's
      trail: Energy
      1:49 | 172 | Dec 19, 2016
      Glyncorrwg Syline trail
      12:47 | 51 | Aug 24, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      The Twister
      May 12, 2020 @ 6:02am
      May 12, 2020
      DryAshbevWorst trail up there
      Beacon View
      May 12, 2020 @ 6:02am
      May 12, 2020
      DryAshbevAwesome track love it
      Pleasant View Connector
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 3:32am
      Mar 14, 2020
      Idealswalesdownhiller
      Y Trwyn
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 3:32am
      Mar 14, 2020
      Wetswalesdownhiller
      Windy point
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 3:32am
      Mar 14, 2020
      Wetswalesdownhiller
      Energy
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 3:32am
      Mar 14, 2020
      WetswalesdownhillerSmall landslide onto the track, mud on...
      373 (New Option)
      Jan 3, 2020 @ 2:17am
      Jan 3, 2020
      VariableMartinukai
      Corker
      Dec 1, 2019 @ 6:47am
      Dec 1, 2019
      VariableEckythumpE-Bike
      Zig Zags
      Dec 1, 2019 @ 6:47am
      Dec 1, 2019
      IdealEckythumpE-Bike
      Restington Palace
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:19am
      Oct 27, 2019
      Variablefartymarty

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2107742AshbevaddreportThe Twister and 1 more
      May 12, 2020 @ 1:05pm
      May 12, 2020
      user #671385onionsriddentrailZig Zags and 15 more
      May 5, 2020 @ 1:49am
      May 5, 2020
      user #882821richtaoaddvideo
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 10:07am
      Apr 19, 2020
      user #1875674Timstariddentrail373 (New Option)
      Apr 14, 2020 @ 6:35am
      Apr 14, 2020
      user #2074392BeginnertoProwishlisttrailTramway
      Mar 31, 2020 @ 6:31am
      Mar 31, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1732163theunknowncustodiantrailWindy pointGreat section of trail! Flowy but techy and...
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 1:37pm
      Aug 26, 2019
      user #865074rentachimptrailZig ZagsArguably the scariest waymarked run at Afan.
      Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:49am
      Dec 11, 2014

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      namedistance
      Drummau9.1 km
      Glais Gobbler 210.1 km
      BikePark Wales 1 1311.1 km
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      Clyne Valley Woods 316.8 km

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Afan 4X Trackskill parkGlyncorrwg
      Afan Forest Bike Parkskill parkGlyncorrwg

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