Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Afan Forest Park

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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.  

 

Mountain Biking in Afan Forest Park

Twisty, rooty, rocky and in places wildly exposed, the singletrack in Afan Forest Park is the enthusiasts dream.

The trails here have been carved out of hillsides once surrounded by coal mining, but now the valley has been transformed into a bikers heaven.

Afan Forest Park is home to 6 world class trails including, the ‘Penhydd’, ‘Y Wâl’, ‘White’s Level’ and '', boasting over 100 km of singletrack trails.  There's also the Afan Bike Park (launched in 2013) allowing riders to improve their riding skill and have hours of winding, swerving fun with berms and jumps.

Trails start from either the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre or Glyncorrwg Visitor Centre, both great locations to set off from.  Afan Bike Park is based next to Bryn Bettws Lodge.

Personal Safety

  • Ride within your ability.
     
  • Ensure your bike is safe to ride and be prepared for all emergencies.
     
  • Always carry some sort of identification.
     
  • Always tell someone where you are going.
     
  • Reflective materials on your clothing of bike can save your life.
     
  • ALWAYS wear a helmet.
     
  • Particular care should be taken on unstable or wet surfaces.
     
  • Always carry water, snacks and spare clothing.

In an emergency contact emergency services (999). If mobile reception is poor dial 112 for emergency services (for any network).

Once you have made contact with emergency services, make sure you remain at the location described.

Whilst riding the trails – remember the way marker post numbers/name of sections as in an emergency this will save valuable time to locate you in an emergency.