November 3, 2011
Popular North Wales trail centre Coed Llandegla has just opened over 8.5km of new red and black trail which serve to expand and connect the existing network – including getting rid of the less than interesting return part of the red loop.
Full release below:
The 6km of new trail (which run almost the entire length of the forest) were made possible by funding from Forestry Commission Wales’ Better Woodland for Wales scheme and investment from the forest owner UPMTilhill.
The design and implementation of these new trails has been a massive undertaking and has resulted in a close collaboration between land owners UPM Tilhill, facility operators Oneplanet Adventure and several local contractors including mountain bike world record holder Jason Rennie (world record for the longest ever mountain bike jump and is also handy in an excavator!) and World Cup legend, Neil Donoghue.
The new trails will be open from Tuesday 1st November 2011 and will mean that the red trail back to the centre from the Triplets will be ridden on flowing single-track – an improvement that we know many of you were crying out for and one which we truly believe takes the trails at Coed Llandegla to another level.
The new Black Section (2.6km) departs from the red trail immediately before the Twins on a new section of North Shore before taking you on a true roller coaster ride through the trees where table tops, doubles, drops and some surprise features are the order of the day. The trail then ascends back up to rejoin the new red rail above one of Coed Llandegla hidden valleys before heading over to North Shore Island.
For your safety there are new trail maps and waymarker posts and we recommend you pick up a map from the visitor centre prior to embarking on your maiden voyage down any of the new sections. Remember LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP!
Everyone at Coed Llandegla is extremely proud of the new sections of trail and we hope you enjoy them for many years to come.
You can download the new map HERE