Afan forest W2

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ej2320
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Afan forest W2

Postby ej2320 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 16:39 pm

Hi

I was wondering if anyone could tell me which visitor center it's better to start from as you can start with either Y Wal or Whites Level..?

thanks

thistle (MBNW)
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Re: Afan forest W2

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Mon Aug 19, 2013 17:31 pm

White's Level starts near Glyncorrwg, Y Wal starts at the Forest Park centre. It doesn't really matter which you start at, both have cafe and bike shop/wash and showers.

I think the initial climb from Glyncorrwg is steeper. If you start from the Forest Park the climb is half way around and you don't have to do it all which would be my preferred way of doing it.

Having said that, the descent at the end of White's Level is awesome and a great end to the ride. Y Wal was a bit of a disappointment for me (although a fair chunk of it was closed when I went) and I think it's better as a bit of mid ride mediocrity.

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Re: Afan forest W2

Postby paul.skibum » Mon Aug 19, 2013 20:47 pm

I always go for a lunch stop at Glyncorrwygygwoowoo as the cafe is better so I start from Afan.

I found Whites a bit of a let down with the recent revamp but its still worth going - will head back once Penhydd reopens to see whata mess Cognation have made of that.
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ej2320
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Re: Afan forest W2

Postby ej2320 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 20:52 pm

paul.skibum wrote:I always go for a lunch stop at Glyncorrwygygwoowoo as the cafe is better so I start from Afan.

I found Whites a bit of a let down with the recent revamp but its still worth going - will head back once Penhydd reopens to see whata mess Cognation have made of that.


thanks, that's what I wanted to hear

that and the fact the guy above says the climb is a bit easier to satrt I think I'll start at afan


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