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We will reopen the Castle Valley to Finish Section of the trail on the 21/4/17 Please note It will ride differently without the trees obviously, please take extra caution until you are used to it again. There will also be some other work to do on it in the next few weeks. Happy riding and enjoy the new views!

The Twrch trail is firmly in place as a real ‘classic’ South Wales red grade trail. This 13.3km well-established singletrack takes you through a mixture of broadleaf and conifer woodlands and open ridge tops giving you the chance to take in the dramatic views of the Bristol Channel and the surrounding hills.

The riding varies from open and flowing to tight technical and rooty. The trail often hugs the sides of some very steep wooded side slopes, demanding concentration, whilst in others it sweeps along open ground. A fantastic trail for more experienced riders.

8.3 miles of heart-racing climbs and heart-stopping drops, of the cheekiest twists and turns, of trees stumps, rocks, mud and glory – welcome to the Twrch trail.

Any regular mountain bike will be fine for these trails. Just make sure the gears are working and there’s plenty of life left in your brake blocks. As the trails are largely cut into sandstone, there are only a few mud patches even in deepest winter but an Enduro Guard or similar will keep your face filth free.

Address: Cwmcarn Visitor Centre
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Ride Time (hours): 1.5
Distance: 10-20km
Grade: Red
Height Climbed (metres): 440
News/Update: We will reopen the Castle Valley to Finish Section of the trail on the 21/4/17 Please note It will ride differently without the trees obviously, please take extra caution until you are used to it again. There will also be some other work to do on it in the next few weeks. Happy riding and enjoy the new views!
Trail Facilities: Onsite
Area: South Wales
Visit Wales Grading: 5*****

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3 thoughts on “Twrch

  • on 12th February 2017

    Hi are both bike trails now open at Cwm Carn Trwch and Cafall? Thanks

    • hannaha
      on 17th February 2017

      Hello Paula, the Cafall Trail is fully open, however there is still a diversion in place on the top part of the descent on the Twrch Trail. Here is the link to the official page listing diversions as updated by the site manager, hope this helps. Cwmcarn Clousures and Diversions

  • Sam
    on 29th March 2017

    Hello would this be suitable for fit 25 year old beginner with a decent mountain bike? Looking for short small rides around wales before I tackle the gap 🙂 I’m not keen on jumps or drops mainly going for the scenery and fitness.

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