Afan Forest Park
The Afan Valley is quite simply a place
of breath taking natural beauty, that has evolved into a mecca for
Feel free to unwind wandering through the secluded forest paths
or spend an afternoon with the family cycling along the disused
railway lines. Looking for something more challenging? If so,
attempt one of our world class mountain bike trails.
Bikers say that it’s the intensity of the downhill trails that
make this place so ‘crazy’. Hikers claim it’s the demanding uphill
climbs. But both agree that Afan Forest Park is one of those
locations where you can disconnect with life and reconnect with
nature. And the benefits are muddy legs, aching feet and big
Look out for the two Visitor Centres, a Kanji Woodland Garden
and the South Wales Miners’ Museum.
For more information on Afan Forest Park check out
For specific information mountain bike trail
diversions currently in place in Afan Forest Park visit
the Afan Forest Park website's trail
Afan Forest Park Guide
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Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre
Forest Park Visitor Centre is the main point of contact to find
out about everything to see and do in Afan Forest Park. It’s the
ideal place to start your day, and a number of the mountain bike
and walking trails start from here.
The Centre has parking facilities, a café, showers and souvenir
shop. Plus, the South Wales Miners Museum is situated next door.
The friendly staff can provide information and guides concerning
different trails and difficulty levels.
Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre and Ponds
Mountain Bike Centre is located in the heart of Afan Valley and
houses the Skyline Cycles
bike shop, a campsite and the ‘Skyline’ Cafe. The retro Café
attracts a variety of people from adrenaline junkies to dog walkers
and families. Surrounded by forest, the wooden veranda is the
perfect place to chill out and experience one of the Café’s
speciality hot drinks. For those needing refuelling there’s a range
of healthy food available and even the option of a beer to wash it
Whether you are searching for a peaceful weekend away or a
dynamic cycling break, the campsite (located behind the centre)
provides simple accommodation.
Glyncorrwg also has two ponds that are used for fishing and
Valley Bike Hire in Glyncorrwg provide a hire option, so
there’s no excuse not to take part in a weekend of adventure!
Access: Accessible to all. Beamer
Tramper available for hire.
Contact: Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre on 01639
850564 / www.afanforestpark.co.uk
Bus: Service 23 hourly from Port Talbot on Mon –
Sat, 159 from Neath, change to connecting service 23 at