Glyncorrwg

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  • ferrals
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    Any idea how much the parking is these days? And how is whites riding? Reckon a better option than the wall with the felling by there. As far as I can see it’s all open.

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    Wall is all open as the felling is finished (or it was 2 weeks ago). Some bits of Blade was closed…not sure if re-opened yet (the descent after the bermy bit up top by the windmills)

    P-Jay
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    £300

    Rode Blade at the weekend, they’ve done a lot of work on the climb, it’s still tough though.

    ferrals
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    trekfs9
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    Did Blade last Friday for the first time, no parking fee cos I went by bike. The only thing that did my head in was a few short runs that you had to get the bike on it’s back wheel to get out of and back in to the next trail. It’s a hell of a finish though.
    New sections open on the Wall by the way and the Bike park at the top has reopened with all new jumps.

    ferrals
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    Did Whites twice yesterday – had to give up after that as I managed to crack my helmet on th second go just before darkside (old helmet not bad crash). The climb in particular seems to ahve suffered since I was last there, very scrabbly with loose rocks. I prefer whites to blade as its more XC and hardtail friendly.

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    Anyone ridden Skyline recently? I might have a crack at it this weekend if it’s all open etc.

    Also, are both cafe’s still open for business (Afan Centre and Skyline), id heard rumours that Skyline was closing.

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    Glyncorrwg cafe was very open on Saturday. Pizzas were underwhelming.

    P-Jay
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    Skyline Cafe changed hands a few months back, it’s still good. Although a couple of cherries wouldn’t ago amiss in their flapjacks…

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    I don’t think Skyline route has been properly open for quite some time but there was some news from MTB Wales that they were going to do some work to it & have a proper re-opening.
    That said, the old route may actually be rideable.

    Can’t help with current status of the cafe’s but both were open late last year when I went.

    ferrals
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    Yesterday the sign said Glyncorwwg cafe open 10-4 every weekday.. maybe lognr hours on w/e?

    mrpeaski
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    Here is a trail update pdf link that covers all of the trails at Afan/Glyncorrwg

    https://cdn.naturalresources.wales/media/688968/afan-forest-park-mountain-bike-update-15-05-2019.pdf?mode=pad&rnd=132023810440000000

    Keep this page handy and click the MTB Trail Update link in the Closures and diversions section.( it is the live link to the PDF above)

    https://naturalresources.wales/days-out/places-to-visit/south-east-wales/afan-forest-park/mountain-biking-in-afan-forest-park/?lang=en

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    I rode what’s left of Skyline a couple of weeks ago…it’s not great…out to the furthest point overlooking the little lake and then back along not very exciting tracks. I hope they do re-build the original..it felt more remote than the other stuff round there

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    Thanks guys, that’s really useful 👍

    wordnumb
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    MrPeaSki’s link says Skyline is 26km. I could swear it used to be longer. Am I wrong-remembering?

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    it used to be 46km (or 42)…but not anymore!

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    you could make it a bit longer by switching onto Blade on the return, which would likely add a few km (5 or so at a guess), but that’s about it. There was someone on here a few months ago who said they’d ridden the old bits recently, but I tried following a gpx of the old route and couldn’t find where it went after the lake overlook…tho I didn’t try that hard

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