Cycling and Mountain Biking in the UK

Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail

A steady walk towards Pistyll Cain and Rhaeadr Mawddach. Can be completed on mountain bikes as well. From the FC Website: “A riverside walk on forest tracks, suitable for pushchairs, to the beautiful waterfalls of Rhaeadr Mawddach and Pistyll Cain, the route passes old gold mine workings along the way. A shorter blue waymarked route …

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Coed y Brenin MinorTaur

The Minor-tour at Coed y Brenin is a Blue rated route for beginners and is also suitable for adaptive mountain bikes. It’s split into three loops allowing you to gradually progress to longer routes as your ability and fitness increases. What the FC have to say about it: The MinorTaur has quickly become the most popular trail …

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Lon Las Peris Cycle Route Llanberis

The Lon Las Peris is only a short cycle track that follows a short section of the disused railway between Llanberis and Caernarfon. It only connects a car park to the south of Llanberis to Brynrefail, and unfortunately doesn’t connect with the Lon Las Eifion in Caernarfon. Nevertheless, for an easy family cycle with impressive …

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Yr Afon Green Mountain Bike Route

This is the easiest waymarked route in Coed y Brenin that follows a minor road and easy forest tracks that’s ideal for someone setting out on a mountain bike for the first time and for families. The Route Click here for a printable map and guide from the Forestry Commission website.  

Llandegla Intermediate Red MTB Route

Coed Llandegla is an independent MTB centre in south Denbighsire, close to Wrexham. This is the intermediate mountain bike route for more experienced riders. The Route Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map.

Llandegla Beginner Blue MTB Route

Coed Llandegla is an independent MTB centre in south Denbighsire, close to Wrexham. This is their easiest mountain bike route. The Route Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map.

Riding the Ridges Mountain Bike Route

A mixed mountain bike route from  the Tegg’s Nose Country Park near Macclesfield, that takes in country lanes, bridleways, moorlands, lakes and villages. The Route Click here to view the full description and download a full pack.

Twm Tobacco’s Grave – epic MTB route

An epic mtb route in the southern Powys hills, passing by Twm Tobacco’s grave high up on the moors. The Route Click here to view the full description.   © Copyright Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Llanbedr Hill MTB route from Painscastle

A heathery, moorland mtb ride from Painscastle in southern Powys. The Route Click here to view the full description.   © Copyright Graham Horn and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Dolwyddelan to Capel Curig via Sarn yr Offeiriad

A walk along old byways from Dolwyddelan to Capel Curig that’s equally suited to mountain bike, though the track is rutted and pretty technical on the descent into Capel. This is also the route of the Eryri Way. The Route Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map.

Gladestry Epic MTB Circuit

This is a long ride from Gladestry near Kington through hilly terrain following mainly lanes and bridleways. The Route Click here to view the full description.

Colva Hill MTB Circuit from Gladestry

A route starting in Gladestry near Kington, this route travels along quiet country lanes and bridleways with no facilities along the route. The Route Click here to view the full description.

The Trans Cambrian Way Day 3

The third and final day on the Trans Cambrian long distance mtb trail takes you from Llangurig, through the Hafren Forest and crossing the infant River Severn before crossing the flanks of Pumlumon and eventually, by the least direct route to the shores of the Dyfi and what is technically the Irish Sea to complete …

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The Trans Cambrian Way Day 2

The second day of this long distance mountain bike route across Wales starts off in Rhaeadr Gwy (Rhayader) crossing the wild and remote Cambrian Mountains before ending rather anticlimactically at a camp site – though the village of Llangurig, and the Bluebell Inn is just down the road. This leg would be ideally suited for …

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The Trans Cambrian Way Day 1

The trail starts in Knighton just about on the English side of the border and crosses the Cambrian Mountains all the way to Dyfi Junction, so you can use the Cambrian line to travel between the start and end. The first leg is from Knighton to Rhaeadr Gwy (Rhayader) and covers 50km with over 1000m …

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