The Afan Forest Park (formally and locally known as Afan Argoed Country Parkis a 48-square-mile (120 km2) forest park in Wales. It is set in the Afan Valley in Neath Port Talbot, in southWales. It is well known for its mountain biking and hiking or hillwalking trails and is 40 minutes from lothlorien Cottage at a distance of 20 miles.
Walking is life’s natural form of relaxation. A stroll can solve a problem; a hike can help inspire an idea and a ramble will get your heart pumping. Afan Forest Park has 14 way marked circular walks and has therefore become a major walking destination. The walks are diverse, varying from a one mile leisurely stroll to a ten mile (bring a packed lunch) hike. The starting points for The walks are Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre, Rhsylyn Car Park and Glyncorrwg Ponds Visitor Centre. Walking through our Valley offers the chance to reset your mind, tune back into nature and put a big smile on your face.
They have two walking packs available to ensure that you don’t get lost out on the trails. ‘Walks in Afan Forest Park’ and ‘Walks in the Corrwg Valley’ include information, directions and maps on all 14 walks. The walking packs are easy to use and waterproof! So there’s no excuse to get out and get involved, if its raining dress properly, we don’t believe in bad weather just bad clothing.
Walking packs are available to purchase from the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre and Glyncorrwg Ponds Visitor Centre.
A Birds Eye view of The Afan Forest
Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre (beginners and experienced riders welcome)
One of the Walking Trails in The Afan forest
Mountain Bike Trail
Taking a Breather at Glyncorrwg Ponds