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Route Summary:

21.53 km 533 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

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Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

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Mach 1 Mountain Bike Trail Details

Nothing to do with razor blades, this is one of three excellent routes devised by who have loads of useful information for anyone wishing to mountain bike in the area. The route is waymarked, and mainly along quiet country lanes. The middle bit takes you properly off road along the Glyndwr Way to test out your mtb skills. The only drawback is that you have to return along the busy and narrow A487.

The Route The route follows the NCR 8 south from the historic town of Machynlleth towards the village of Forge. Follow leafy country lanes until you leave the Lon Las Cymru and head cross country for a while.

Then from the hamlet of Glasbwll, it’s mainly country lanes all the way to Derwenlas.

Not challenging enough? Why not try out the Mach 2 and Mach 3 trails!

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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