“There are two things all riders say about Y Wal. ‘I can’t believe I managed to climb all that way up without realizing or getting totally knackered’ and ‘That descent was absolutely awesome. Have we got time to do it again?'”
Some of the best singletrack descents in the UK, this 20km trail essentially traverses the North side of the Afan Valley on singletrack, varying from fast, open and flowing to tight, technical and rooty.
Great views of the valley and coastline open out at different points, and in places the steep-sided slopes can feel exposed.
The approach to the singletrack shares a section of the low level family cycleway and the disused railway line, so please ride with consideration for the many other forest users.
Address: Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre
Ride Time (hours): 1.5
Height Climbed (metres): 520
Trail Facilities: Onsite
Area: South Wales
Visit Wales Grading: 5*****
Afan Forest Park boasts a wide range of trails from the family friendly Low-Level Cycle ro ...
Afan Forest Park boasts a wide range of trails from the family friendly Low-Level Cycle route to the more playful R ...
This 15.2km trail is one of the more technical trails in Afan Forest Park and is 90% purpo ...
This 15.2km trail is one of the more technical trails in Afan Forest Park and is 90% purpose-built singletrack.
This is another giant of a trail for Afan Forest Park at 39km, but unlike Skyline it has w ...
This is another giant of a trail for Afan Forest Park at 39km, but unlike Skyline it has watering holes halfway aro ...