Afan Forest Park


We are happy to welcome you back to Afan Forest Park from Monday 6th July 2020. Please enjoy your visit safely and plan well ahead, ensuring that social distancing measures are maintained. 

The walking trails and mountain bike trails within Afan Forest Park now open. The routes for some trails within the Forest Park have been changed to assist you with social distancing, please follow signage in place.

The car parks at Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre, Rhyslyn and Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre are open. 

Toilet facilities at our visitor centres now open.

Cedars Café at Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre is now open and The Corrwg Cwtch Café at Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre will reopen on Friday 17th July 2020.

Please follow the Countryside Code to help you plan your visit safely whilst keeping the environment and our local communities in mind. 

Natural Resources Wales’ has produced this helpful guide to planning your visit.  


The Afan Valley has been transformed into a mecca for outdoor activity. Afan Forest Park is a haven for mountain bikers worldwide due to its fantastic range of mountain bike trails, popular for walkers due to its rural walks and with families looking for a pleasant cycle ride along the Rheilfordd cycle trail which meanders along the valley floor.

In Afan you will find mountain bike trails for all abilities and great facilities to match. At Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre and Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre there are excellent facilities including café’s, bike shops, campsites and lots of information about the mountain bike trails.

The ‘Rookie’ trail is designed for children (and grown-ups who are just starting out) to master their mountain bike skills. Afan is also home to several mountain bike coaches who will be able to assist even the biggest mountain bike enthusiast with improving their experience of the Afan trails.

If getting on a bike isn’t quite for you then the walks in Afan are due to be relaunched during 2018, watch this space for more information on the new and improved walking trails.

South Wales Miners’ Museum pays homage to the history of the valley. At the museum you will be immersed in south Wales’ mining heritage and will even come face to face with people who worked down the mines during the valley’s industrial heyday.

Afan Forest Park is also the birthplace of Hollywood acting legend Richard Burton, you can walk in his footsteps on the Richard Burton Walking Trails where you can see some of the landscapes and locations that helped shape his talent.

There are a wide selection of places to stay in and around Afan Forest Park, for full details see our Places to Stay section.

For lots more detail on the things to see and do in Afan Forest Park visit

Why not explore our valleys on foot using our excellent public transport network, visit the Travel Adventures Wales website to discover routes in the Afan Valley that can be accessed through public transport.