Afan Forest Park, Port Talbot, SA13 3ES      01639 852500

Mountain Bike Trails

If it's "world class" mountain bike excitement you want then its about time you paid us a visit, wicked trails built in and across dramatic landscapes await you.

Penhydd

Start - Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre

Trail stats

Distance - 14km
Time - 1.5 - 3hrs
Climb - 550m
Grade - Red/Difficult

This is a very varied trail which combines forest road climbs with tight, technical, switchback trails through mixed woodland. The open, flowing singletrack also crosses young plantations opening up fantastic views.

Big climbs followed by technical descents mean that this trail can be difficult and is exposed to bad weather on high ground.

  Penhydd_A4.pdf

Y Wal - The Wall

Start - Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre

Trail stats

Distance - 23km
Time - 1.5 - 3hrs
Climb - 450m
Grade - Red/Difficult

Some of the best singletrack descents in the UK, the trail essentially traverses the North side of the Afan Valley on singletrack, varying from fast, open and flowing to tight, technical and rooty.

Great views of the valley and coastline open out at different points, and in places the steep-sided slopes can feel exposed.

The approach to the singletrack shares a section of the lower level family cycleway and the disused railway line, so please ride with consideration for the many other forest users.

  AfanMBGYWal.pdf

W2

Start - Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre or Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre

Trail stats

Distance - 44km
Time - 4-7hrs
Climb - 975m
Grade - Black/Severe

This another giant of a trail for Afan Forest Part at 44km, but unlike the Skyline it has a watering hole halfway round.

Whether you kick – off from Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre of Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre, the other centre is your halfway service station for food, drink and a well deserved break.

The trail combines Afan's existing 'Y Wal' and 'White's Level' trails (hence the name W²). A high level link connects these trails, with some fantastic views of both the Afan and Neath Valleys for you to enjoy.

  AfanMBGW2.pdf

White's Level

Start - Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre

Trail stats

Distance - 17km
Time - 1.5-3hrs
Climb - 525m
Grade - Red/Difficult

This is the most technical of all the trails in Afan Forest Park and is 90% purpose built singletrack.

A 6km sheep track climb gives fantastic views of Afan Forest Park, extreme exposure on tight singletrack means ultimate thrills and long, demanding descents with rocky steps to negotiate, all leading to one outrageous trail.

If you are up for it try out the optional new Black Run, graded black/severe!

  AfanMBGWhitesLevel.pdf

Skyline

Start - Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre

Trail stats

Distance - 46km
Time - 5-7hrs
Climb - 2000m
Grade - Red/Difficult

Skyline is a giant of a ride. Ensure you and your equipment are fully prepared for an epic skyline ride. 

Sharing the same sheep-track ascent as White's Level and continuing on long, forest road climbs with sweet, flowing technical singletrack descents you will be treated to stunning skyline views of Brecon Beacons, the Preselis, the Black Mountains and the South Wales coast.

This route will test your stamina and your nerve, with technical singletrack such as the 'On the Edge' and'Excalibur' sections. Your reward will be out-stretched views and a nerve-tingling, rocky, 6km singletrack descent back into Glyncorrwg. There are also 2 short cut loops built into the trail.

You will experience exposure at altitudes up to 600 metres, and possible extreme weather changes. Again, be prepared.

  AfanMBGSkyline.pdf

Blade

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  BladeTrailMap.pdf

Rookie

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  Rookie_Trail.pdf

Blue Scar

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  Blue_Scar_A4.pdf

Map of all Trails in Afan

Start - Afan Lodge

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  Afan Trail Maps.pdf

 

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