Is Llandegla worth a visit ?
If you fancy a blast there go for it.
Don;t go expecting rocks n’ roots all over the shop though as it’s surfaced/semi-surfaced tracks. lots of jumpy bits inc doubles, table tops, some shore and a nice bit of drop shore if you got the minerals.
2 hour drive from where?Posted 8 years ago
It is fun. Simple, fast, flowing and non-technical. Only 3 sections of wooden bits, one loggy bog bridge, one large jump/drop and one tiny (3ft long) jump in the middle of the black section. Black section is really a blue-bordering red due to the tiring uphills lol. I often do a 1.5 hour blast to get there, but then I dont really consider driving for an hour to get to a biking spot as anything abnormal.Posted 8 years agostevehSubscriber
I reckon it’s amazing personally, probably my second favourite trail centre after Brechfa. It is quite a smooth surface but try and ride it flat out off the brakes and it becomes pretty sketchy. There are loads of doubles in the trail if you’re looking for them (just pairs of rollers that can be done with some oomph).
It all depends what you expect from trails really. it has a very different feel from Dalby but as mentioned above it’s great fun. Surely it’s worth one trip to find out if you like it? If nothing else the cafe is very nice so that will make a trip worthwhile.Posted 8 years agoWikseyMember
As a few people above have said it’s a great place to go for some off road fun. The trails get harder the faster you go so if you think it’s boring you weren’t going fast enough.Posted 8 years ago
There’s usually loads of macho willy waving on here suggesting you can get round in 10 mins on a unicycle with one eye shut while carrying a tea tray but go try it for yourself.steve_b77Member
This is true, the faster you go the more likely hood there is of scaring yourself/crashing.
If you do come off there’s rather alot of trees in close proximity to the trail, so it can hurt alot.
Or you could do what I did on Saturday, mistime a jump and land front wheel forst into a drainage ditch that runs under the black run, didn’t really hurt that much.
It’s smooth so speed is the biggest danger oh yeah, that and hitting a tree when speed overcomes ability!! you just have to look at the amount of ambulances that turn up there to ferry injured parties away.
It’s not a techy rock fest, but it’s not designed to bePosted 8 years agoobirobkenoMember
Llandegla is great! Good fun all round, not mega-techy, but good all the same.
“It’s only worth a visit if you ride at least a 6in full sus.” Nah, any riding is good riding… I’ve ridden at Llandegla on a few different bikes and it’s always good…
My 2 Cents submitted.
Rob. 😉Posted 8 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
It requires little in the way of fitness or skill; its rideable on virtually any decent mtb, be it rigid/ht/fs; & its rideable in virtually any weather.
And its always a laugh.
Nobody is saying its the most technically demanding hard core trail there is, but as usual the mere mention of the name will have a few “officianados” casting scorn…Posted 8 years agofrankiMember
There’s a bridleway running through the forest, so you could enter via there at anytime. Right of way n’ all that.
However, I think riding out of opening hours is frowned upon(especially night riding)and other than public rights of way, the rest of the forest is privately owned, so really – what they say goes.Posted 8 years ago
Wouldn’t want to jeopardize the trails!whytetrashMember
They’ve closed down due to an inferiority complex…hope you are all happy now!
Joking!..its fun for a blast,Uplink you can park on the road to ride out of hours, lots do for evening rides as carpark gets locked at 6 ish
Just go with an open mind …good approach to life I say!Posted 8 years agostevehSubscriber
Uplink – as mentioned above many people do park on the road early/late to ride when the car park is closed but it is causing the place big problems with NIMBY’s etc and may jeapordise any future planning applications for more trails etc. Part of the original planning consent related to use only within certain hours etc and various locals are picking up on this hence the problems.Posted 8 years agoti_pin_manMember
as you can see from the posts here there is a lot of love and hate for the place and on balance I think its worth a trip to see for yourself.
I’ve done it on rigid SS and on a full sus and either way if you push hard it can be demanding physically. People are right in that its not big and techie like some of the trail centres but I’ve been riding 20 years and i still think its good fun and worth a look. Go do it and make up yer own mind.
As for riding there when its closed, plenty of peeps park in the layby outside on a night time and go for a sneaky ride by hopping over the fence. I think they prefer you not to officially but turn a blind eye in reality. Just dont block the road and be polite to the natives.Posted 8 years agonasherMember
Its worth doing as a part of a loop on even better riding out on the moors above llangollen.
I used to ride in there many years ago, there were lots of trails in the woods a nd outside, however last tiem i went to llandegla it was like entering a theme park, better on aschool day i would think.Posted 8 years agoernyMember
As it has been said before it is good for a blast round and ride it fast and it is a lot more fun,it does get very busy at weekends so ride in the week or get there early,also add the mast route on to it as it is a great descent down and come back over the planks of doom.Posted 8 years agothe_flying_scotsmanMember
Llandegla is one of my favourite trails – It’s different from the likes of Dalby as it’s less technical, but it begs to be ridden fast, which can make it very sketchy in places. There are lots of opportunities to get some fairly serious air if you’re up for it. As for suitable bikes, I’ve ridden it quite a few times on a rigid singlespeed and on a 5″ full bouncer. Both were good fun, the full bouncer was waaaayyyy faster, so probably had that bit more grin factor. Well worth a visit, and the cafe is ace!Posted 8 years agogenesisMember
Car park opens at 9, depending on who gets there first. At the mo on a couple of days the gates open a lot earlier due to the RSPB guys having access to go see the Grouse do their mating dance, so we are looking at about 7:30-8am.
Oh and open late on a Weds night, bbq season soon to start.Posted 8 years ago
It’s starting to sound fun ! A couple of laps with a cafe stop in between 🙂
Sanity Assasin – I have been to Stainburn and will be going again soon and hopefully will also try Lee Quarry soon as well. Certainly parts of Stainburn are beyond my skill level and I suspect Lee Quarry may be the same 😯Posted 8 years ago
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