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Parc Sgiliau Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Skills Park

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre ,
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Rachel Atherton opens The Skills Park at Bwlch Nant Yr arianParc Sgiliau Skills Park
CAR PARK AND TRAIL CLOSED. NRW want to keep the public, and our staff, safe. The UK and Welsh Governments have closed caravan parks, campsites, tourist hotspots and popular beauty spots to visitors. In support of this, from 23 March, NRW have closed all Natural Resources Wales (NRW) car parks, toilets, play areas and mountain bike trail in the woods, forests and National Nature Reserves that we manage. NRW advice is to take care of yourself and others. When possible, relax and keep active but ensure you follow the Public Health Wales and Government guidance about social distancing.

Parc Sgiliau is an exciting addition to the already stunning array of mountain bike features at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian. Tucked away under the road in a quiet little corner, are three demanding skills tracks. Commissioned by Natural Resources Wales, designed and built by Trailcraft for riders at BNYA. The team at Trailcraft are wizards, they have packed rollers, step ups, berms, tabletops, hips, bowls into three tracks each exercising and consolidating existing skill, and yet encouraging people to realize their potential and push their boundaries, all at their own pace. The skills area was completed over the winter months 20016-17 and officially opened March 4 by NRW Board Member and Deputy Chair, Dr Madeleine Havard. who handed over the tape cutting duties to non other that the fantastic 5 times Downhill World Champion, Rachel Atherton.

Rachel brought along a huge crowd of supporters and spent a lot of time talking with and encouraging young and old, experienced and newbies to try the tracks and begin their individual learning journey. It is great to see so many people riding their bikes or watching as others literally fly around the tracks. Mid Wales has become a serious stop off and venue for people wishing to improve their dirt jump and pump track skills. This in turn equips people to more safely enjoy their cycling out on the existing mountain bike trails.

All three tracks are rollable, so don’t be put off. Come and experience the buzz, use the skills park as a warm up before your ride. Use the area to practice your manuals, pump skills,  grabbing some air, or free styling your way around.

 

However you use it, make a point of adding it to your bucket list.  Call in to Parc Sgiliau Bwlch Nant Yr Arian.

You will not be disappointed.

Address: Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre
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Ride Time (hours): 0
Distance: Less than 5km
Grade: Black
News/Update: CAR PARK AND TRAIL CLOSED. NRW want to keep the public, and our staff, safe. The UK and Welsh Governments have closed caravan parks, campsites, tourist hotspots and popular beauty spots to visitors. In support of this, from 23 March, NRW have closed all Natural Resources Wales (NRW) car parks, toilets, play areas and mountain bike trail in the woods, forests and National Nature Reserves that we manage. NRW advice is to take care of yourself and others. When possible, relax and keep active but ensure you follow the Public Health Wales and Government guidance about social distancing.
Trail Facilities: Onsite
Area: Mid Wales
Visit Wales Grading: 5*****
Family Friendly

4 thoughts on “Parc Sgiliau Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Skills Park

  • Gail Huntbach
    on 22nd June 2020

    Hello – I’m thinking about visiting Arian skills park in August. Could you advise a near by campsite please.

    Many thanks.

    • Andrew Rendell
      on 13th July 2020

      Hello Gail,
      the trails at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian are all open including the Skills Park. The visitor Centre is closed at present but we hope to open as soon as we can, watch our Facebook page, or instagram for the news. There are campsites at Devils Bridge or Aberystwyth so it is best if you use your search bar to find one that suits you. Try “Campsites near Aberystwyth” Or campsites near Ponterwyd and see what comes up. I hope that helps, all the best, and stay safe

  • H
    on 13th July 2020

    Hello are you open yet?
    if so we are hoping to visit the pump track, therefore could you please advise me on the closest campsite.

    many thanks
    gail

    • Andrew Rendell
      on 13th July 2020

      Hello H,
      the trails at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian are all open including the Skills Park. The visitor Centre is closed at present but we hope to open as soon as we can, watch our Facebook page, or instagram for the news. There are campsites at Devils Bridge or Aberystwyth so it is best if you use your search bar to find one that suits you. Try “Campsites near Aberystwyth” Or campsites near Ponterwyd and see what comes up. I hope that helps, all the best, and stay safe

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Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Mid Wales
01970 890453
bnya@naturalresourcewales.gov.uk