Working together with our Community  

At Ty Hiraeth, we're passionate about supporting other local small businesses. When we do well, we get to share our success with our community - what's there not to love?! 💕

Here are just some of the lovely people running fantastic businesses in the area. Do please check them out. And if you run a local business that we should be telling our guests about, please do get in touch. 

Y Cwtch Blasus

Y Cwtch Blasus logo of a Welsh dragon holding basket of food

Our welcome goodies all come from the lovely Y Cwtch Blasus in Cwmafan. Do pop in and have a chat about, and a taste of, some delicious cheese, chutneys, baked goods, cooking ingredients and sweet treats from suppliers across Wales. If you're looking for something special to take home, they also stock a range of hampers and gifts.

7 High St, Cwmafan, Port Talbot SA12 9BH

Mountains & Memories

Mountains and Memories provide friendly, suitable guided rides and coaching sessions in and around the stunning Afan Valley, South Wales. Your local guide, Sarah, is a qualified British Cycling mountain bike level 2 guide and coach, holds a Bronze and Silver National Navigation Award and has a valid outdoor level 3 first aid certificate.

Guided rides are all carefully planned, assessed and tailored to the needs/skills/fitness of the group and Sarah spends hours searching for new trails and tracks to showcase the stunning Afan Forest at its very best.

Full and half day rides are available along with a range of coaching courses, repair and ride sessions, children's activity rides and geo-rides.

Sarah also runs small group coaching sessions for women, from those who are totally new to mountain biking through to those who want to improve their technical skills. She also runs monthly ‘Breeze Rides’ for British Cycling which are free, social rides designed to encourage women into the sport.

To book or for more information call Sarah on: 07949077935 or Email

You can also find out more on Facebook

Mountains and memories logo of a mountain range and bike wheel on a sunset red background

The Colliers Arms

The Colliers Arms logo - white celtic-style writing on a black background
The Colliers Arms is a warm and welcoming traditional village pub with excellent dining facilities. The Riverside Restaurant has French doors that open onto a balcony above the River Pelenna. It boasts an extensive menu, serves generous portions and is renowned for its Sunday lunches. It’s also dog-friendly and just a leisurely 20 minute walk from Ty Hiraeth.

Mountain Bike Wales

The official mountain biking website for Wales, MBWales offers high quality bespoke cycling weekends for riders of all abilities who are looking for adventure.

Afan Valley Bike Shed

Logo of Afan Valley Bike Shed - Black wheel of bike with name around the tyre

The Afan Valley Bike Shed motto is to keep you riding, and with our extensive range of mountain bike goods and services, that's something we strive towards every day.

With a team of experienced mountain bikers and mechanics, the Afan Valley Bike Shed is committed to showcasing the very best trails the Afan Valley has to offer while doing everything we can to keep you riding!

Having ridden mountain bikes all over the world and experienced all types of mechanical failures, race successes and trail triumphs, our team has expert knowledge in all areas of mountain biking. Together, we're able to offer you our honest advice, our professional skills and a warm welcome when you stop by our shop.

We've all been there, stuck on a mountain with a broken bike and desperate to get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid missing out the next day. This is why the Afan Valley Bike Shed can stay open later if needed so that if you come down the trail with a mechanical issue, we can get it fixed to keep you riding!

Overnight servicing is also available, so if you’re staying in the Afan Valley for the weekend, you can drop your bike off, get it cleaned, serviced, and repaired ready for the next morning. This leaves you to enjoy a beer and a hot meal without the worry of having to try to fix your bike through the night. While your bike is with us, there's plenty of secure storage for added peace of mind. 

Campbell Coaching 

We offer mountain bike skills coaching and coached rides. We're based in Afan, where we have our own 'private' coaching venue designed especially to progress our clients’ skills and confidence.

Our coaching style is professional but always friendly & relaxed. We keep ratios small for high quality skills coaching and we also use video analysis on our sessions to make sure you get the most out of it.

Get in touch and see what we can do for you:

Ally Campbell email: Tel: 07855094570. Web:

Keep an eye on what Campbell Coaching do through the Facebook Page and Instagram.