Cycling and Mountain Biking in the UK

The Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail is one of the most popular cycling and walking routes in the Peak District. It follows the route of what used to be the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) line between Buxton and Ashbourne which closed in the late sixties. The Peak District Authority bought the line and re-opened it as …

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Walk up the Snowdon Ranger Path

Walk up the Snowdon Ranger Path

The Snowdon Ranger path is one of the quieter approaches to the summit of Snowdon which takes it’s name from the Snowdon Ranger YH, or rather from when it was a hotel  which specialised in providing guides for the walk up Snowdon. Starting from the shores of Llyn Cwellyn (and newly christened Lwybr Cwellyn to …

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Ystwyth Trail Cycle Route

The Ystwyth Trail cycle route in Ceredigion is partially along disused railway lines, but keeps more interest by being along country lanes in some sections, and some B Roads. This cycle route links Aberystwyth on the coast, to Tregaron inland. The Route For a printable overview map, click here, or the route homepage which has …

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Llyn Brenig – Up to the Lake

Another long, but less technical route around Llyn Brenig. This has more trail than road and doesn’t hit an A road once. You can start off from Cyffylliog as suggested on the Ride Hiraethog website, or at any other point on the route that takes your fancy. One look at the map will show that …

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The Elan Valley Trail

Walk into the heart of the Elenydd along three reservoirs and ending at the fourth. If you love waterside walks, then this will appeal. Makes a good approach into the Elenydd from Rhayader if you’re going wild camping as well. This is wild terrain, but the route is easy enough and stays low on forestry …

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A Win Hill MTB Circuit

This route has a good few sections on the roads, but is otherwise mainly on good bridleways as you complete a circuit around Win Hill in the Hope Valley, returning along the shores of Ladybower Reservoir. Click here to view the full description and download the route in a new window (external site). Photo credit: …

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Bedwen Beddgelert Forest Mountain Bike Trail

The Beddgelert Forest green Mountain Biking route – about the only information available is on the notice board in the car park! However, it’s short and straightforward enough as you only need to follow the ‘Bedwen’ waymarkers.

Cwm Mynach From Penmaenpool

This is a straightforward walk, trail run or rough cycle starting from the George at Penmaenpool, or from the other side of the Mawddach (parking available further along the main road. You could easily extend the walk into the Rhinogydd or perhaps descend to Ganllwyd from the col (which at that point is the shortest …

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Llyn Llywelyn from Rhyd Ddu

A short trip around Beddgelert Forest from Rhyd Ddu that’s suitable as an easy family walk, trail run or easy mountain bike ride. The Route 1 Start off on the Lon Gwyrfai from Rhyd Ddu. You can start opposite the Rhyd Ddu Path car park, or from the Cwellyn Arms you can follow the minor …

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