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Afan Forest Park

Afan Argoed Countryside Centre, Cynonville SA13 3HQ, Wales
+44 1639 850564
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Area seems to be going downhill

This used to be the place to go mountain biking, but seems to. E struggling at the moment. Don't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beauty on my doorstep

How amazing is Wales! The beauty this country has it so breath-taking. I live near to the park and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emily H
Neath, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“single track” (7 reviews)
“great cafe” (4 reviews)
“trail centre” (3 reviews)
Afan Argoed Countryside Centre, Cynonville SA13 3HQ, Wales
+44 1639 850564
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be the place to go mountain biking, but seems to. E struggling at the moment. Don't get me wrong - great selection of trails around the valley but aren't backed up with the kind of facilities you'd expect. We went on a...More

Thank GarethSheppard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How amazing is Wales! The beauty this country has it so breath-taking. I live near to the park and it's always a treat to walk through the forestry. Its always lovely this time of year, to walk down by the river. The wildlife is so...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The colour coded waymakers for the walks have all faded so you haven't got a clue which trail you are following! Some are hidden behind branches. We tried the orange route and ended up walking along a disused railway for 2 miles before turning back!...More

Thank barberkingral
Reviewed 20 April 2017

If you want to spend a day out into the wilderness., this is the place to be. It has everything.. cycling, Walks, mountain biking tracks. We were there for two days. my 11 year old son enjoyed the most.

Thank Hari V
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I come to the Afan Forest Park quite often for a walk in the glorious countryside. This week I did the short walk from Rhyslyn car park. Only four miles but it was excellent. Peace and quiet. A steep climb at the start but the...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a weekend here, hired a bike and had a morning instruction from Ben at Afan Valley Bike Shed who I would highly recommend. Gave us the much needed tips to give us the confidence to go it alone. Did Blue Scar and Penhydd...More

Thank E1145
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I've been heading up to Afan to ride bikes for over 10 years. The trail network has expanded and become the perfect place to ride, whether you're just starting out riding or fancy an all day epic. The blue scar trail is a great introduction...More

Thank DNOD111
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Seems very popular for mountain bikers. The walk we took was really good, not too muddy, taking in the river and climbing up and back along the old mineral railway line. Our dogs loved the freedom and for a paltry £1 to park the car...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I attend the venue regularly, either to walk or to Mountain Bike. The scenery is spectacular and devoid of litter. Some of the mountain bike routes are difficult- but I knew that prior to attending after checking the website. There are many easier routes available....More

Thank LiliVonShtupp
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Fantastic trails and a very well equiped loan bike shop ... great bikes friendly staff with an amazing breakfast cafe to set you up for the days biking ahead ... whatever your level there is something here, we all had a great time and laugh...More

Thank PaulMadd0ck
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Is there a cafe selling food
13 August 2015|
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Response from Kernewes | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use it either. The cakes looked good but I don't know about the menu. We were disappointed that the drinks were serve yourself from a machine ie take a sachet of powder and add water.