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which afan trail is the best?

TimcrabbTimcrabb Posts: 21
edited June 2012 in Routes
hi guys 4 of us are traveling next weekend to afan for the first time its a 340 mile round trip what is the state of the trails there at the moment, and which are best to ride (the whites,the wall ,skyline) we plan to ride all day sat. Any ideas or local knowledge much appreciated.
If in dout hit it flat out!

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  • andymc06andymc06 Posts: 245
    Lots of different opinions on this! Whites Level is my vote. Some quality, varied, fun sections and a cracking final descent.

    The Wall is more all the way up then all the way down as a generalisation but it is a great trail. You could easily do both in a full day.

    Enjoy! :)
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  • TimcrabbTimcrabb Posts: 21
    cheers andymc06 just had a look at a trail map on the forestry website and quite fancy doing the W2 (whites and wall).
    If in dout hit it flat out!
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    If your only there a day, then definitely the w2.
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • TimcrabbTimcrabb Posts: 21
    benpinnick wrote:
    If your only there a day, then definitely the w2.
    Yeah thats what im planning to do now cheers guys
    If in dout hit it flat out!
  • TrapperTrapper Posts: 35
    For a good day out:
    Starting from the ponds
    Do the full Whytes (don't miss out the black section) trail, ride along the old railway track to post 21 of the Wall and pick up the uphill section of the trail there. After the final descent, tootle back to the start of Whytes and climb to the top, but miss out the black run. Follow the Skyline, but take the short- cut to pick up the last part of this epic trail back down to the ponds.
    Enjoy
  • TimcrabbTimcrabb Posts: 21
    Trapper wrote:
    For a good day out:
    Starting from the ponds
    Do the full Whytes (don't miss out the black section) trail, ride along the old railway track to post 21 of the Wall and pick up the uphill section of the trail there. After the final descent, tootle back to the start of Whytes and climb to the top, but miss out the black run. Follow the Skyline, but take the short- cut to pick up the last part of this epic trail back down to the ponds.
    Enjoy
    cheers for that info Trapper il make a note of this sounds good. were staying at the ponds campsite and if weathers ok might ride sunday aswell.
    If in dout hit it flat out!
  • TrapperTrapper Posts: 35
    Take plenty of bike locks!
  • TimcrabbTimcrabb Posts: 21
    Trapper wrote:
    Take plenty of bike locks!
    apart from when were on them there be chained together in a locked van,is it that bad there?
    If in dout hit it flat out!
  • TrapperTrapper Posts: 35
    The last time we camped at the trail centre (3yrs ago?), there was a security guard walking round at night due to a spate of bike thefts by a couple of scrotes from the village. The trail centre brings mixed blessings to the community, but it does bring trade to the area and so security was introduced to prevent the actions of a few deterring visitors!
  • TimcrabbTimcrabb Posts: 21
    Trapper wrote:
    The last time we camped at the trail centre (3yrs ago?), there was a security guard walking round at night due to a spate of bike thefts by a couple of scrotes from the village. The trail centre brings mixed blessings to the community, but it does bring trade to the area and so security was introduced to prevent the actions of a few deterring visitors!
    Cheers for the heads up mate
    If in dout hit it flat out!
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