Destination: Cwm Rhaeadr, Nr Llandovery, Wales

One seven kilometre trail in the middle of nowhere and no facilities doesn’t initially appear very appealing. However, if you’re riding at Brechfa, 20 miles to the southwest, and want a bit of end of day fun, it’s well worth a visit.


How to get there

Follow signs for Cilycwm from the A482 or A483 (near Llandovery). Once in Cilycwm village continue north towards Llyn Brianne Reservoir until signs for Cwm Rhaeadr are seen.

Sat Nav: SA20 0TL


Lots of trees, waterfalls and you might even see a Pine Marten


Just the one. It goes up, uppety up on fire roads and then it’s a super-fast bermy, pumpy and jumpy grin-fest on what can best be described as a BMX track through the forest. The red grading is about right and there isn’t anything that’s not rollable. I guarantee once won’t be enough and you’ll be well glad you made the effort.

Nearest bike shop

Nowhere super close but Summit Cycles in Aberystwyth is your best bet, albeit 27 miles away

Other info

Parking is free

Useful links (separate

download at the bottom of the page for the Cwm Rhaeder trail map)

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