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.
Gorlech trail in Brechfa is re-opening on Saturday 17 October. Raven and Derwen trails remain closed. (Updated 16 October)
Byrgwm car park will remain closed due to felling and harvesting work and Raven and Derwen mountain bike trails are therefore closed. The trails have not been reinstated to the required standards or specified grade and some obstructions also remain on the trails and are considered dangerous to ride. Please stay on the Gorlech trail, there will be placing clear signage on the boundary between Abergorlech and Byrgwm to notify users that Byrgwm and these trails remain closed. NRW staff and the Rural Crime Team of Dyfed Powys Police will be patrolling the area to ensure people are not using these closed trails. 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