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Afan Forest Park

Afan Forest Park

Afan Forest Park
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Visitor Centre, free entry



Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre,
Port Talbot,


Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre is set within 11,000 hectares of forest for you to explore & enjoy. Run by Neath Port Talbot County Council, it offers a café & shop as well as an information point to find out more about the entire forest park. There are walking trails, family cycling, exhilarating mountain bike trails plus picnic areas & the South Wales Miners Museum (charges apply).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

October - March
•Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4pm
(5pm on weekends and Bank Holidays)

April - September
•Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm
(6pm on weekends and Bank Holidays)


Free entry

Car parking charges apply
Short stay (up to 2 hours) - £1.10
Long stay (over 2 hours) - £3.25
Season Tickets - £30.00 (beginning of April 2011 to end of March 2012)

Part-Season Tickets - £15.00 (beginning of October 2011 to end of March 2012)

The season ticket is valid at both visitor centres in Afan Forest Park



Plan route to Afan Forest Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 820950  Lat: 51.64190 Long: -3.70528

By Car
Directions: Situated on A4107. Follow road from M4, (J40) for 6 miles, passing the village of Cwmafan..

OS Grid Reference: SS820 950

By Train
Frequent Great Western links London Paddington, Reading, Swindon and Bristol Parkway (connections from north east England and Midlands) with Port Talbot. Arriva Trains Wales direct to Port Talbot from Cardiff, Newport, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Crewe and Manchester, with connections at Cardiff from south and west of England. For overseas visitors, there are good rail/air links from London Gatwick & Heathrow, Bristol and Cardiff International Airports.

Bus 23 from Port Talbot Bus Station (1/4 mile); Taxis available at Port Talbot station

By Bus
From Bridgend and Maesteg: First Cymru 32 & 36 to Cymmer; connections to Visitor Centre and Glyncorrwg

From Port Talbot: First Cymru 23 direct to Visitor Centre and Cymmer

From Neath & Swansea: First Cymru 159 to Pontrhydyfen; connections to Visitor Centre and Cymmer.

Main bus stops at Pontrhydyfen Oakwood, Visitor Centre, Cymmer and Glyncorrwg.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Port Talbot station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
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