Despite the fact that the trail has been open for a year, it was only today that Tyrrell and I managed to get around to riding on some new trails in Wales at Penmachno. Just up the road from Betws-y-Coed, it’s a gem of a trail. There is some good information about the route and a map on

Tyrrell loves climbing - except today

Speaking to some of the people at the car park after the ride it emerges that there are plans to turn the current modest (but great) trails into a much longer 40km route. If that happens it’d be great because the riding was superb. Mega-fast singletrack, lots of exposed rock sheets and armouring and switchbacks going up and down the mountain. I’m contemplating joining up the Marin and Penmachno trails, but I’m sure it’s already been done…

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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