Mountain Biking in Afan Forest Park
Adrenaline junkies, this part of the website is for you! At Afan
Forest Park you can reconnect with your bike and disconnect from
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 5 world class trails, the ‘Penhydd’, ‘Y Wâl’,
‘Skyline’, ‘White’s Level’ and 'W²', 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.
Afan Forest Park was the only UK trail destination to feature in
the ‘What Mountain Bike Magazine’ as one of the ten best places to
ride “before you die”. In 2008 it was also voted one of the top ten
public forests in the UK by the Sunday Telegraph.
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
For specific information on mountain bike trail
diversions currently in place in Afan Forest Park visit
the trail information section.
- Ride within your ability.
- Ensure your bike is safe to ride and be prepared for all
- Always carry some sort of identification.
- Always tell someone where you are going.
- Reflective materials on your clothing of bike can save your
- ALWAYS wear a helmet.
- Particular care should be taken on unstable or wet
- 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). Alternatively, contact the Ranger service at the Afan
Forest Park Visitor Centre on 01639 850 564.
Once you have made contact with emergency services and/or the
Forest Park Rangers – make sure you remain at the location
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.
Afan Forest Park covers over 64sq km’s so it is important to
have as much feedback from visitors as possible. If you notice any
problems with the mountain bike trails please call in the Afan
Forest Park Visitor Centre and leave a description of; what trail,
name of section, problem with the trail, and your contact details.
Alternatively, email the centre on firstname.lastname@example.org