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  • Premier Icon kayak23
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    Assuming you’re travelling from England, Cwmcarn is more on the way back I’d say.
    Afan is great, but Cwmcarn is good too.
    I’d go there personally.
    You have the option of an uplift if you book, or two xc trails.

    Brechfa Red and Black combined into one loop.

    Why? Quieter and more ‘natural’ feeling trail centre riding. Oh and berms. Big berms. Yes, I know berms aren’t natural, but much of Brechfa feels more out there than other trail centres.

    philwarren11
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    Having ridden both a lot, i would say the new trail at cwmcarn beats anything at afan.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    yeah do Twrch + Cafall at cwmcarn its a great ride

    mrben100
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    kayak23 – Member
    Assuming you’re travelling from England, Cwmcarn is more on the way back I’d say.

    I would say this – we typically do a weekend where Sat anywhere in Wales, then stay over near Cwm Carn, ride there Sunday morn – and you’re on your way home.

    Plus the final descent of Twrch always leaves a big smile on our faces ready for trip back to London and Thetford.

    philwarren11 – Member
    Having ridden both a lot, i would say the new trail at cwmcarn beats anything at afan

    Had read on the interwebs that, if wet, can be a real gloop-fest, any truth behind that? I only ask as Twrch always seems to be good no matter the weather.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    Brechfa, even the green is brilliant.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    I’m going (with the usual suspects) for a weekends riding, larking about and general tomfoolery to South Wales sometime in June.

    We’re already booked into BPW on Saturday but the dilemma is Sunday – do we ride at Cwmcarn or Afan. We’ve not ridden either and can only do one do to time constraints. There will be a variety of bikes from XC hardtails to big & bouncy (but not DH) full sussers.

    Which should we do & why?

    hboycey
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    We went to Cwm Carn this weekend. new trail is excellent. We did Carfell had some lunch then did the Twirch. worth a visit.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Thanks for the recommendations. Yes, heading back oop North into England on the way home so Cwmcarn was the most likely choice and from what you’ve put here I think that confirms it.

    I think Brechfa is slightly the wrong direction, cheers, hence asking about Afan & Cwmcarn 😉

    creamegg
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    If you head to Cwmcarn (which is what I’d do) do the DH option at the end of Cafall instead of the XC descent!

    Double up- Twrch then Cafall, around 29km.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Sounds like a plan, cheers.

    mrben100
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    The Pinkster – Member
    …….I think Brechfa is slightly the wrong direction….

    Yep, end of the M4 west and then some.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    The Pinkster – Member

    Thanks for the recommendations. Yes, heading back oop North into England on the way home so Cwmcarn was the most likely choice and from what you’ve put here I think that confirms it.

    I think Brechfa is slightly the wrong direction, cheers, hence asking about Afan & Cwmcarn

    Unless you go straight up the A483 from Brecon/Llandeilo to Chester before joining the M56. Great driving road, did it a couple of weeks ago, virtually traffic free.

    Had read on the interwebs that, if wet, can be a real gloop-fest, any truth behind that? I only ask as Twrch always seems to be good no matter the weather.

    I rode it a week after it opened and the top section in the trees was a 3″ deep, claggy, nightmare. Rode it again last weekend and it was a million times better. A few patches of deep stuff but largely it was just the ride side of grippy and a lot of fun. I think the bedding in process has sorted it quite nicely.

    I think Brechfa The Grim Northern Wasteland is slightly the wrong direction

    FTFY.

    Well, if you will live there……

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Well, if you will live there……

    It’s the furthest I could get from soft southern shandy drinkers and still have a decent job in reach of good riding

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