W2, Afan Forest Park, UK

W2, Afan Forest Park - Port Talbot, Wales

Source: https://www.trailforks.com/route/w2-imba-epic/

 

Overview

W2 is two rides linked with a gravel road that passes through sheep pasture under a windfarm. "Y Wal" loop starts at the Afan Bike Center and the road link crosses to complete "The White" loop round the Glyncorrwg Riding Center before crossing back on the same link to complete Y Wal. Some boardwalks with wire mesh for traction, some small rock drops mostly with ride-arounds. Climbing is a mix of single track and road with just a few fairly technical sections. Some very fast and flowy DH Single track including bermy, roller coaster, and straight fast sections. Nothing too steep so it's good bang for the climbing.

Access

Start your ride at any of the four trailheads in the valley. 

Food and drink

Use one of the centres as your halfway service station for food, drink and a well deserved break.

More details

This is a giant of a trail for Afan Forest Park at 39km, but unlike Skyline it has watering holes halfway around.

The trail combines Afan’s existing The Wall and White’s Level trails (hence the name W2). A high and low level link connects these trails, so you can decide how to link the two together.

This trail includes two of the most demanding descents in the forest park – take care and remember to fuel up.

 

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40.373 km / 25.087 mi

Total Distance

1,003 m / 3,292 ft

Total Ascent

1,005 m / 3,296 ft

Total Descent

476 m / 1,560 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: 1/2 day
Fitness Level: Ultra Fit
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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