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Afan Forest Park

Afan Forest Park, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, SA13 3HG
01639 850564
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Afan Forest Park review

The Afan Forest Park is a 48 square mile forest park in the Afan Valley in Neath Port Talbot, South Wales. It is a popular place for mountain biking, hiking and hill walking trails. It is the fastest-growing mountain bike area and Britain and is located only minutes from the M4.

There are 6 mountain biking trails that have been carved out of the hillsides once surrounded by coal mining. There is over 100 km of singletrack trails. There’s also the Afan Bike Park that allows riders to improve their riding skill and have hours of winding, swerving fun with berms and jumps. Trails start at either of the two visitor centres. You can enquire at the centres as to which are more suited to your abilities. Bike hire is available on-site. Trout and course fishing is also available (charges apply).

You can enjoy cycling on mile upon mile of a former railway line, these are great for families with picnic and refreshment stops along the trail that covers 36k in total. You can start the trail at either of the two visitor centres of Rhyslyn car park. You don’t have to ride a bike to visit the forest. They also have a number of walks from one mile leisurely strolls to a ten-mile hike.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Afan Forest Park

Is there food and drink available?

There are cafes and places to purchase food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

One of the top places for mountain biking in the UK, plus cycle trail on a disused railway and walking trails. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. The forest is free to visit.

Is there parking?

There is parking, charges apply.

When are they open?

The forest is open almost all year round, the visitor centres may not always be open. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome.

Are they accessible?

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