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The Trans Cambrian Way Day 2

By Dave Roberts   

on February 9, 2012    No ratings yet.

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The Trans Cambrian Way Day 2

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Route Summary:

Route Start Location:

68.88 km 1829 m

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

Activivity Type: Mountain Biking

Summits and Places on this Route


none noted


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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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 wild camping or you an spend the night at the bothy at Nant Rhys. You even pass a second bothy at Claerwen, but it’s not well publicised and you’d need to confirm it was still open before relying on it for shelter.

At 70km and a stomach churning 2000m ascent (the counter below is under counting!) according to Tracklogs, this is not a leg to be taken lightly. It’s also across remote terrain where you’ll have no backup or mobile signal, so it goes without saying that you’ll need spares, tools and the ability to fix it.

The Trans-Cambrian Way is a proper mountain bike trail. If you want a route that’s not a manufactured, waymarked trail and prefer your days to involve a bit of navigation then this is an ideal trail. Note we said the plural of Day – this is a three day route for the fit, two days (or even one!) for the elite and five or six days for mere mortals.

The links below have a couple of well written articles about this route which are well worth reading as an armchair mtbiker or for planning the route.

The Route

For more information follow the link to this page –  here – where there’s a route guide and a few magazine offprints that are worth perusing.

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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