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

Cycling Trails

Cycling is a great way to get outdoors, get exercising and check out parts of Neath Port Talbot. We have a range of safe cycle routes that are ideal for families, from disused railways lines to peaceful canal towpaths.

Rheilffordd Trail

Start - Forest Road

Trail stats

Distance - 14miles
Time - 3hrs
Climb - 550m
Grade - Gentle

This gently sloping trail follows the wide flat route of the old railway lines that once carried passengers and coal the length of the valley. 14 miles of disused railway and forestroad link the communities of Pontrhyfyen with Blaengwynfi and Glyncorrwg and wind through forest and open areas that were once railway sidings.

The old Cynonville station has been converted to a shelter and barbeque, and many other benches and picnic tables along the route offer opportunities to stop and enjoy the view.

The Cwm Tawe Trail

Start - Route 43

Trail stats

Distance - NA
Time - NA
Climb - NA
Grade - NA

The Cwm Tawe Cycle path forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 43, which takes you through the heart of the Swansea Valley from Trebanos to Ystalyfera. This riverside route starts in Trebanos and passes through the picturesque town of Pontardawe before heading north to Ystalyfera.

The Celtic Trail

Start - Route 46

Trail stats

Distance - NA
Time - NA
Climb - NA
Grade - NA

The Celtic Trail is part of the National Cycle Network and one of its most leisurely and enjoyable sections. It takes you along the promenade at Aberavon with fantastic views across Swansea Bay.

The High Level

Start - Route 47

Trail stats

Distance - NA
Time - NA
Climb - NA
Grade - NA

For something a little bit more adventurous try the High Level from the Rhondda Valley down into the beautiful Vale of Neath following the canal path from Tonna to Briton Ferry.

 

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