This is a varied trail, which combines forest and road climbs with tight switchback trails through mixed woodland and open flowing single track through ground with great views.
Although Penhydd is generally regarded as the easiest of the Afan trails, big climbs followed by technical descents including Hidden Valley and the Sidewinder leading into Dead Sheep Gulley, mean this trail is not suitable for novices and in places it is exposed to bad weather on high ground probably more so than the other Afan trails.
There is nothing too technical about the trail and it is relatively short compared to the other Afan trails taking an hour or so to ride and it has a little bit of everything – it’s really good fun! Many of the sections are cross-country oriented rather than challenging downhill. It can be ridden by novices and experts. Just take the ride to your own pace and don't take the risk if you feel unsure on the technical descents.
If you're just getting into MTB or making the step up from blue graded trails, then this is the destination for you. This is one ride that'll leave a smile on your face, no matter the weather.

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