Glyncorrwg was once an important coal mining centre, typical of the South Wales valleys. But when the closure of the pits came in 1970 everything changed. Mines buildings were cleared away, factories closed, and people left to find new jobs.
Then in 1990 the villagers of Glyncorrwg decided to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and complement it with a series of lakes along the narrow valley.
We offer walkers a wide range of waymarked trails which criss-cross the valleys and hillsides, providing wonderful panoramas and taking in features of interest on the way. You can also make up your own walks using as Ordinance Survey maps and the network of forest roads, tracks and Public Rights of Way.
We have developed a world class centre for mountain bikers and a wide range of other outdoor activities. As well as technical singletrack for mountain bikers, there are miles of comfortable family cycling trails liking the forest and local communities (bikes can be hired locally) as well as opportunities for horse-riding, fishing and learning about the areas and its heritage.
We hope you enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Afan Forest Park and discover its unique heritage.
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You can download the latest information on the downhill trails from the Afan Forest Park website