Brechfa is a perfect destination for both pootlers or those who like to ride totally pinned. The Gorlech Trail, designed by Rowan Sorrell, is made up of three big climbs and descents stretching over its 19km. More progressive riders can also test their full arsenal of skills on the fearsome but thrilling features of the black graded Raven Trail!
In contrast, the Derwen Trail is the starting point for families and novices and a great introduction to mountain biking.
All trails show off Brechfa Forest at its best.
There are free car parks with picnic and BBQ facilities. The Black Lion pub, Abergorlech just round the corner from the car park services those riding the Gorlech trail. The Forest Arms is in Brechfa village welcomes muddy mountain bikers.
Additionally, the Red graded Cwm Rhaeadr trail is about twenty miles northeast of Brechfa and well worth a look if you are in the area.
All trails at Brechfa are currently closed due to tree felling and harvesting work by NRW (Updated 3 July 2020)
Byrgwm, Sifigwm and Abergorlech car parks will remain closed due to felling and harvesting work. Both the car park and mountain bike trails are therefore closed. The harvesting work being undertaken was programmed work for this year but due to the COVID 19 outbreak and the demand for timber this work was brought forward to both take the opportunity of the forest and trails being closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and to help supply timber demand. NRW felt that this would help reduce the impact harvesting would have on the site over a shorter period of time. NRW are working with their harvesting contractors to get this work completed as quickly as possible so that they can get the sites reopened as soon as they can. Further updates to follow.
Abergorlech is on the B4310 some 10 miles north east of Carmarthen and 8 miles north of Llandeilo.
From the East
Leave the A48 at the junction for the National Botanic Garden and follow the B4310 to Nantgaredig and then on to Brechfa.
Abergorlech is 4 miles east of Brechfa with the Forestry car park clearly signposted.
Take the A40 towards Llandeilo and take the B4310 to Brechfa at Nantgaredig.
From the Northeast
You leave the A40 at Llanwrda 3 miles south of Llandovery and follow the A482 to Crugybar after which you follow signs to Llansawel and onto the B4310 to Abergorlech.
For Sat Nav/GPS/Mapping Services use: Brechfa
OS Grid Reference: SN585340