Afan forrest closures?
When are you going?
Skyline is ruined, and Penhydd is shut(re-opening end of this year along with another 30k trail called Blade, some old sections are stil rideable, same with Skyline, its all rideable), Whites has changed but is still superb. The wall has had lots of additional work, route options, extra loops and the bike park.
I would also throw Blaengarw into the mix if you’re doing a weekend in Afan. You can ride to it from Afan if you wanted some natural stuff.
Im local so know whats going on pretty well.Posted 4 years ago
Go to Blaengarw for that. Also gethin will be open soon for that as well.
Link here, they sneakily added it to the trail notice, thats as much info as we know.Posted 4 years ago
Thinking about it, i reckon its part of the new stuff they plan on doing as part of the windfarm thing, seen here… http://www.vattenfall.co.uk/en/penycymoeddwindfarm/file/FactSheet_Forrest_Users.pdf_23632419.pdfPosted 4 years ago
No, there’s no standard grading so a Welsh red/black feels a little different from a Scottish red/black for instance.
The main thing with the Afan trails though is that the ‘rookie’ trails are described as that, so it’s a grading system aimed at newbies not experienced riders.Posted 4 years agoKonastonerMember
Penhydd is shut(re-opening end of this year along with another 30k trail called Blade
Really??? When I was there last week the trail information said that Penhydd will be replaced by an 8km Blue trail with an optional Red 6km add-on.
Penhydd is dead, the 14k trail will be a poor imitation at best as all of the mountain has been re-landscaped by deforestation. However Sidewinder is still ride-able in some shape.Posted 4 years ago
james_turk – Member
The Rookie trail in Afan isn’t blue, it’s green, which is one level below blue.
There is a green graded rookie trail which runs on tarmac along the same side of the river as the café and there is a blue graded rookie trail which drops down to the riverside on the other side of the valley.
From the Cognation website:
Afan’s first ever green trail is an absolute blast.
A winding, swerving and meandering trail the Rookie explores new parts of the old time valley. The trail is built in sections, allowing riders to experience as much or as little as they want.
This is a perfect introductory route for newcomers with a wide trail and slightly sweeping declines. The skills area that can be found on the trail offers riders the opportunity to develop their technical riding skills.
At the end of the green trail there is an optional 2.3km blue graded loop, opening soon, that provides a taster for those wishing to progress. Dropping down to the River Afan the loop exposes some secret spots.
Do I need to print a map as well? 😕Posted 4 years ago
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