From the look of the Cwmdown pics the new trail doesn't look too Rowanish. Looks more like a "more natural" trail centre trail... Hoping it is as good as it looks!
New trails at Cwmcarn?
It does doesn't it.
Speaking of which I really enjoyed the new, muddy, slightly off camber singletrack they've done at FODs Freeminer trail - was a nice mix with that and the bermtastic Verderers. Hopefully Cwmcarn will be similar.
Really excited to see the new trails- looks like a lot of hard work has gone in to the area.
Hope the XC trail isn't too much like the new bits of the Penhydd at Afan
I kind of agree. For some reason Afan doesn't do much for me. I guess the area has had a tough time keeping the trails properly open recently but I much prefer Cwm Carn. Rougher and more natural with a properly engaging climb is just the ticket That being said I haven't made it to Cwm Carn for a year now so the latest state of Twrch may not live up to my memories since the slight reworking. Nevertheless, exciting to head back and see how the trails are looking
The new Cognation project funded XC and DH trails at Cwmcarn will be open to ride from Wed 19th Feb. Cwmcarn’s new Downhill Track follows the line of the old club built trail down a steep side valley in the forest. Access is via the Cafall XC trail or you can use the onsite uplift service. This trail start off with a handmade rooty section through the trees and soon picks up speed as it flows in and out of the wooded sections. There are plenty of drops and technical lines with lots of roots, rock and stumps so keep an eye out for them and make sure you know what’s on the other side before ‘sending’ any of the features. The trail finishes off with a steep and fast jumps section before arriving back at the uplift pick up point. Body armour and full face helmets are strongly advised for this Extreme graded Downhill trail.
Incase you missed it, opening on Wednesday 19th Feb. (please note, the uplift might not be running to the new DH track on this date as we need to sort a few drainage problems on the uplift route before we start, so please check back for updates).
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The new Cognation project funded XC and DH trails at Cwmcarn will be open to ride from Wed 19th Feb. Climbing up to altitudes over 400 metres the new XC trail called 'Cafall' (after King Arthurs lead hunting hound that chased the wild boar 'Twrch') the trail gives you a real sense of adventure. With some tough climbs and tight hand built singletrack sections combined with some fantastic technical descents it’s defiantly for those with more experience. However you will be rewarded with some amazing riding and views of the surrounding area on this trail that will take you out in to some of the more remote areas of Cwmcarn Forest Park. Make sure you are self sufficient and expect weather changes on this technical (Red grade) trail.
Does this trail start at the same car park as the twerch?
I rode the Cafall trail today and it definitely has a more natural feel. Lots of mud, puddles, roots, rocks etc. It's quite twisty too. I really enjoyed it today but it'll be amazing once it's dry.Posted 2 weeks ago #
I tried it last night - probably not a good move since it was pitch black and foggy so I could see next to nothing. However once it dries out a bit it should be great fun. I was expecting it to be rockier like the Twrch but its definitely more natural and so my Ardent/Crossmarks combo just couldnt cut it at the upper reaches. Next time its mud tyres. I really enjoyed the climb up - it got a bit challenging towards the top with some muddy hairpins to get around.Posted 2 weeks ago #
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