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Only a quick visit, so only first impressions.

We made a flying vist today and it looks like the park has nailed it with regard to walkers and... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Great Mountain Biking

What a great find. Read about Afan forest in a magazine and so glad we came. The climb to the top... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Bethersden, United Kingdom
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Afan Argoed Countryside Centre, Cynonville SA13 3HQ, Wales
+44 1639 850564
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We made a flying vist today and it looks like the park has nailed it with regard to walkers and mountain bikers. There are several routes for both that have varying lengths and difficulty. We had coffee and hotdogs which arrived quickly, although not quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

What a great find. Read about Afan forest in a magazine and so glad we came. The climb to the top is well worth it!! Views fantastic & not commercialized like other bike parks. Here you are left to explore and have a blast down...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank twowheelspreferred
Reviewed July 27, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank bridgendblue
Reviewed July 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SouthWalesGareth
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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank 16Ros
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank lluxent
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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Simon J
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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Spatrick87
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank powderfinger18
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cymru-Bagpuss
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