South Wales mid distance red routes

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Ska1975
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South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby Ska1975 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 19:14 pm

Hi,

As it says on the tin really. I recently spent a few days really getting into the Marin, pen machno and nant-y-aran trails and was looking for similar stuff in the south Wales area.

I know about the cwm carn trail but is there any other decent long, remote, signposted red routes within an hour of the Severn bridge?

Cheers

Ian

Ps obviously I know there is I was just looking for opinions!

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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby cooldad » Wed Nov 14, 2012 20:31 pm

There is a whole section devoted to routes and rides.
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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Nov 14, 2012 20:57 pm

And there is a whole website devoted to mtb'ing in Wales... Www.Mbwales.com

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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby Ska1975 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:54 pm

Thanks guys, sorry for the miss placed post.

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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:57 pm

Afan is probably a good bet, not much further than Cwmcarn. The Wall is brilliant!

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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby welshkev » Thu Nov 15, 2012 07:59 am

yeah afan is a good bet.

if you want to go a little further brechfa is great, but there's only 1 trail open there at the minute so i'd give it a miss until they open the others again. it is pretty hardcore for a red trail though the blue and green trails are good fun :D
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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby Ska1975 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:20 pm

Thanks guys, Afan it is then. Does it hold up well in the wet?

Ian

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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby welshkev » Fri Nov 16, 2012 08:16 am

Ska1975 wrote:Thanks guys, Afan it is then. Does it hold up well in the wet?

Ian


holds up fine, they'll obviously be the odd puddle but in general it's good
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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby MaJeeKa » Fri Nov 16, 2012 15:20 pm

yep afan is superb...its local to me....the wall is 22km plus there are others same distance plus a 48km w2 for the extreme

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Re: South Wales mid distance red routes

Postby Ska1975 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 09:23 am

Thanks guys- the 48k route looks good- got some problems with a groin strain at the moment but fingers crossed it will clear up one day......

Is brecfa the route just outside the town with the centre for alternitive technology and the great last section of downhill? If so nant y Aran is closer and I loved that.


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