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Afan Forest Park

Afan Argoed Countryside Centre, Cynonville SA13 3HQ, Wales
+44 1639 850564
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Rude and unhelpful

Visited today for a walk with my dog. Unfortunately I didn’t have any change for the pay and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bridgendblue
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
via mobile
Delightfully Steep

In this beautiful summer we've been enjoying, there was nothing better than walking at Afan Argoed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SouthWalesGareth
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Neath, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great trails” (4 reviews)
“bike shop” (4 reviews)
“trail centre” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Afan Argoed Countryside Centre, Cynonville SA13 3HQ, Wales
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+44 1639 850564
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"great trails"
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"bike shop"
in 4 reviews
"trail centre"
in 3 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 2 reviews
"lovely cafe"
in 2 reviews
"cakes"
in 4 reviews
"bike ride"
in 2 reviews
"railway line"
in 2 reviews
"cheap parking"
in 2 reviews
"port talbot"
in 5 reviews
"park the car"
in 2 reviews
"mtb trails"
in 5 reviews
"marked routes"
in 2 reviews
"side salad"
in 2 reviews
"trail head"
in 2 reviews
"scar"
in 12 reviews
"cyclists"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for a walk with my dog. Unfortunately I didn’t have any change for the pay and display car park so called into the cafe and asked if they would change a £5 note as the machine only took coins. I was told that...More

1  Thank bridgendblue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this beautiful summer we've been enjoying, there was nothing better than walking at Afan Argoed, something we haven't done for many years. We decided on attempting the Gyfylchi Ridgetop Trail. It was very steep and almost killed me (exceedingly unfit, overweight and therefore a...More

Thank SouthWalesGareth
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We parked in the Afan Lodge car park (£1 all day) and did a 5 mile circular walk. Really enjoyed, signs could have been a lttle better or maybe some map leaflets available in the centre but really enjoyed. Café is excellent, really friendly staff...More

1  Thank 16Ros
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Enjoyable walk , spectacular setting very poor signage. Missed the signs for the walk we intended to follow. enjoyed it any way

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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Afan was a perfect stop off to break up a trip back from Pembrokeshire with the family. In 3hrs we rode the green Rookie and Blue Scar trails with our teenage children, which were perfect. Be prepared for a long uphill on the blue, but...More

1  Thank Simon J
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Love the blue trail, wouldn’t bother with the (orange) red one though. Stopped for lunch in the cafe, quote a long wait, but who cares, it’s Sunday! Really great sandwiches with the most interesting side salad I’ve ever had - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries & a...More

Thank Spatrick87
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Nice people and good, quick service. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. Sadly, dogs were not allowed in despite this being a popular place to walk dogs.

2  Thank powderfinger18
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I am a member of the U3A (Llanelli Branch) and our walking group came here in October 2017 to enjoy the forest trails and see the tunnel designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel which runs through the mountain. It's just off the road from Port Talbot...More

Thank Cymru-Bagpuss
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Great MTB trails, Been here three time now, about 4 hour drive well worth it. Food available, bike shop and hose to clean your bike.

Thank Truck_MG
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

This place has been going since i was a boy so its old (lol) it still has lots to offer especially on a rainy day for kids to learn what welsh people lived and worked like in days of old

Thank Paul T
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