Afon Afan - Cymer to Pontrhydyfen

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Afon Afan - Cymer to Pontrhydyfen

Post by Mark R » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:16 pm

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Re: Afon Afan - Cymer to Pontrhydyfen

Post by Kayak-Bloke » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:38 pm

Not really a reply more of a helpful addition.If the river is well up (over 70cm on the EA guage at Cwmafan) consider warming up with a run down the Corrwg. This trib of the Afan is a really good fun run you can either put in by the fishponds next to the Mountain Bike Centre or get in further up (as described in New Welsh Rivers book). In high water it fairly continuous fun, boulders, stoppers, ledge drops, good fast stream paddling. Ideal for warming up for a high Afan....

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Re: Afon Afan - Cymer to Pontrhydyfen

Post by Kayak-Bloke » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:56 am

There's a tree down almost right across the flow at the bottom of the second rapid down from Cymmer.
Sometimes referred to as Magnetic Boulder rapid.
It was passable extreme left but in higher water would be a difficult to portage hazard.
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Re: Afon Afan - Cymer to Pontrhydyfen

Post by Kayak-Bloke » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:49 pm

The tree has moved. It's now perpendicular to the flow and not a problem. Few trees down on rest of the river. None are currently a problem for getting by.

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Re: Afon Afan - Cymer to Pontrhydyfen

Post by jmmoxon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:43 am

Around 0.7 the pipes are not obvious from the water & eddies are a bit lacking (trees caught on pipe are main clue), higher & they would be covered.

The Corrwg is clear of trees below Glyncorrwg. The top bridge there has pipes underneath, so check clearance first if paddling above.

The other trib, Palenna has far more tree issues, but is okay from Efail-fach to confluence.

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