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Afan Forest Park

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Keith T wrote a review Sep 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Reasonable car parking with clean toilets, the mining museum was closed despite that the outside exhibits and information boards were interesting. The cafe had friendly staff, a good range of food and drink with some outside seating. We walked the yellow trail, it was a good walk not too challenging but not too easy. The route was well sign posted. The mountain biking trails were great, plenty for every level including a rookie trail with skills to try they were sign posted but not always clearly, at least for us.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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fariello2000 wrote a review Sep 2020
Chesham, United Kingdom42 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed at a campsite on the edge of the forest. Great walks and scenery. Quiet and peaceful. Maybe a bit busier on weekends. Take a flask, water and some food and enjoy a picnic. A great place to forget the outside world. Good for biking if that's your thing.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Heslomonick wrote a review Aug 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom71 contributions58 helpful votes
We went here one weekday in August when the weather forecast wasn’t that great. There was ample parking when we arrived at about 11am and lots of room to park even with trailer a trailer with bikes on the back. Parking cost £3.50 per day. The machine took contactless cards. You had to know your car registration I think. There were toilets by the car park - these were fine and there were no queues. The was Cafe open with indoor and outdoor socially distanced seating and markings on floor. We had lovely coffees and hot dogs for lunch. It seems to be a reasonable price. We then went cycling with our boys aged 6 and 8. We started off on the rookie trail - it didn’t seem as easy I’d hoped. It was steep and gravelly and a bit scary at first as the bikes could easily skid and we hadn’t had a lot of experience of biking down steep slopes at that stage. We then ended up on the railway trail thinking it would be easier than the rookie one but it was just one steep climb which seemed endless. Particularly as our 6 year old had a bike without brakes. Then the signs petered out and we went the wrong way and ended up climbing even higher up the hill which was hard work in the heat. And then we had to go back on ourselves to get back to where we needed to go. Then it was really steep going downhill - we had to teach the boys how to ride their brakes down the hill and it was a bit too hard for them really. Then we somehow ended up trying to ride The Wall which clearly isn’t aimed at beginners. We walked our bikes up in the end! We didn’t see too many other bikes or walkers. Although a teenager rider skidded past is on narrow steep section of The rookie trail initially which was a bit scary as it spooked the boys and they almost fell off. A relief to get back to the car park. I should point out that I’m not really brave when it comes to outdoor activities so I’d always much rather just cycle along the flat on a coastal route. Went back to cafe and had ice creams. Good selection and they tasted lovely and we managed to get an outdoor table straight away. I’ve given it 4 stars because the rookie trail seemed a bit harder than I’d hoped and the missing signs led to us getting a bit lost.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Janet E wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent place for bikes.walking jogging.for a family day out lots of different paths to follow fantastic in the summertime to spend a day with the family .have a picnic enjoy the view which a spectacular over the valley
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Nic J wrote a review Jan 2020
Wales, United Kingdom17 contributions50 helpful votes
Lovely 2 - 2.5 hour walk. About 14k there and back and all pretty much tarmac. Easier than our usual walks but the environment and scenery are hard to beat. Definitely plotting it more regularly in our schedule. Be a great run route too.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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