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Abergwynfi is the first half of a village of two parts, the other being Blaengwynfi. The names of the two villages mean "Mouth of the Gwynfi" and "Source of the Gwynfi" respectively, the Gwynfi being the (rather short) river that separates the two.
Aber and Blaengwynfi are generally referred to as "The Cape" by residents of the two villages and the neighbouring few. This term comes from when the villages were marketed as "The Cape of Good Hope" during the years when coal mining was very important to the valleys.
Abergwynfi is located within the Afan Forest Park which is a popular mountain bike centre.
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- Gwynfi Affiliated Sports Project (GASP)- set up by local residents to improve the area[permanent dead link]