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afan riders, 2 quick questions ..

gaz047gaz047 Posts: 601
edited October 2009 in Routes
hi all, been meaning to get to afan for a while now, and may have an opportunity to go in the next month or so and was just wondering what the trail conditions/drainage is like if the weather is gash.
also ill be stopping over and would appreciate any suggestions as to which trails are best, was thinking of doing skyline on first day followed by the wall or Penhydd on day 2. any advice greatly appreciated,
many thanks
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  • rhyko7rhyko7 Posts: 781
    do a forum search this is the gazllillionth time this question has been asked
    drainage is good-your choice of trails depends on your riding
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  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    i was there saturday when it was tipping down, you dont even notice it! (apart from the river crosing at the end of Penhydd)
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  • BigJimmyBBigJimmyB Posts: 1,302
    I found skyline drab and the rewards do not make the fireroad slogs worth it.

    Do W2 and Penhydd.

  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 3,976
    Whites rocks.
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  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    Second Bigjimmy

    if you want a big ride do W2 and that lets you bag The Wall and White's leaving Penhydd as a shorter second ride. W2 is quite demanding though (as is Skyline despite it's miles of fireroad). You can do W2 from either centre although my preference is start at the Afan forest centre as you get the fireroad slog out of the way at the start, White's descent whilst you're still fresh, White's main climb whilst still alive, just take it easy at the end of the Wall as you'll be pretty physically and mentally knackered (well I was) and there's not a lot of room for error in places.
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  • P-JayP-Jay Posts: 1,478
    Weather don't effect Afan in the slightest, aside from some patch bits of the Whites/skyline climb.

    Start of with Penhydd to get your eye in, then Whites or The Wall or even W2 which is both of the combined. Skyline has a stunning final descent, but the rest is IMHO anyway pointlessly long - lots of fireroad.

    Only tip this time of year is if it's overcast/dark or just late the final descent of the Wall is VERY dark. It's proper Forrest rather than managed pine so very dense.
  • gaz047gaz047 Posts: 601
    thanks very much for your replies fellas, thanks for the link Legless just what i was after (went on mbWales, but it kept hanging up when i clicked on centres). reckon ill go for Penhydd on day one and w2 the next day (had heard skyline had a load of fireroad)
    thanks for the tip P-Jay, ill take the glasses off for that last drop!!
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