Welsh mountain epics?

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  • stupot

    So I’m thinking about this summer’s riding and realised I haven’t done much stuff in Wales. Done Snowdon. Done the trail centre’s and afew other bits and pieces.
    But what are the must ride Welsh classic mountain (or big hill) routes?

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet

    Drum Mountain is a good ride. Take a look on http://flattyres-mtb.co.uk
    for some great ideas


    Up north.
    Cadair Berwyn is 830m (does’nt feel like it) via bwlch Maen Gwynedd and the Wayfarer’s.
    Pont Scethin.
    Llyn Colwyd.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner

    Drum with a detour up to Llyn Anafon if you want smooth and fast, Llyn Cowlyd and Llyn Crafnant (ace cafe) if you’re radder than Chester Greenway.

    And the quarry at Dinorwic.
    Stunning place.
    And another ace cafe, Dinorwic Lodge, just down the road.


    Cowlyd when its been frozen hard or dry for quite a prolonged period. Drum is great…probably the fastest ive been on an MTB


    Thanks for the pointers, will acetone get the maps out.
    Keep them coming

    Premier Icon danradyr1

    Brecon Gap, which I did this morning. Or for something slightly different (steep up and down) from The Garth to Cwmcarn via Castell Coch, Caerphilly Mountain, Rudry, Machen and Wyile (and back).

    Premier Icon mtbguiding

    I’d say

    Pont Scethin
    Cowlyd (but you need a bit of masochism)
    Elan Valley
    The Gap, Brecon Beacons
    Black Mountains (Grwyne Fawr/Grwyne Fechan)

    For starters

    Plug alert: I wrote a book about all this once 🙂 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wales-Mountain-Biking-Tom-Hutton/dp/1906148139

    Drop me an email if you need any more info (email is in profile).

    And enjoy!

    Premier Icon mtbguiding

    Or GPXs 🙂

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