This tough route in a quiet part of north Wales within easy reach of north west England. The first descent is the most challenging after that they ease off but remain rapid and rocky. It’s pretty good all year round as the ground is firm and well drained although you many struggle on the first descent in the wet or on the exposed hill tops if the horizontal rain kicks in.
This route is best started from Glyn Ceiriog, you can park in the school which in in the right as you enter the town from the east on the B4500.
From the car park take turn immediate left and start climbing. The road gets steeper but you soon top out and head east with great views in all directions. The first descent is on the right on a shallow bend between the trees. It starts off fast and gets faster and more technical. Quite steppy and rough towards the bottoms. Amazing fun!
Once you hit the road head down the hill across the bridge, follow the road to the left take the first right and then straight on at the cross road. The road climbs for quite a bit but you do gain a lot of height. Straight over the first cross road, left at the next junction and then take the right back on yourself climbing a bit more.
At the next junction near right and then take the bridleway cutting through the forest on the left. Keep going out of the forest until you come to a farm. Turn right and climb some more. As the road dips and turns up to the rigth take the rough track to your left which heads down the valley and hold on tight! Its a fast descent but soon mellow and spits you out just south of Pandy.
Head up the hill and take a left onto the B4500 heading towards Llanarmon DC. Take third right turn opposite the brook and head up the hill. Take the next two lefts and then right and head up the hill. Some nice cruising as the trail plateaus now and leads you to a wicked descent which is insanely quick with a few twists and turns to keep it interesting.
At the main road take a right and head west, taking the bridleway on the right after the road. Another amazing descent with some nice berms featuring a few obstacle to make test your cornering skills. This trail gets better and better, faster and faster until it pings you out in Pandy. Take the left on the B4500 and head back to Glyn Ceiriog.
GPX – Glyn Ceiriog 33km
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