South Wales' own Forest Park, set in 3250 hectares of spectacular conifer forest specially set aside by Forest Enterprise Wales. The focal point of the park is the Forest Park Centre. Here you can enjoy a meal in the cafe, visit the gift shop or hire a mountain bike to explore some of the many miles of all-ability waymarked forest trails.
The Trails in Afan Forest Park offer some of the most exciting and rewarding biking in Wales with swooping descents and technical boardwalks, there's something for everyone.
The 'Rheilfordd' family trail connects both centres and both blue & green all-abilities trails; the internationally recognised Penhydd Mountain Bike Trail for expert riders.
Open all the time
Car parking charges apply
SS 820950 51.64190 -3.70528
Directions: Situated on A4107. Follow road from M4, (J40) for 6 miles, passing the village of Cwmafan..
OS Grid Reference: SS820 950
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
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.
: 8 miles from Port Talbot station