This gently sloping trail follows the wide flat route of the old railway lines that once carried passengers and coal the length of the valley. 14 miles of disused railway and forest road link the communities of Pontrhyfyen with Blaengwynfi and Glyncorrwg and wind through forest and open areas that were once railway sidings. The old Cynonville station has been converted to a shelter and barbecue, and many other benches and picnic tables along the route offer opportunities to stop and enjoy the view.
Distance: 14 miles – Pontrhydyfen to Blaengwynfi or Glyncorrwg and back
Distance: 10 miles – circular route Pontrhydyfen to Cymer and back
Ride Time: 3 hours
Climb: Gentle gradient
Start Location: Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre?
Grade: Forest Road