Cycling

Miles of beautiful mature woodland is just waiting to be explored, and what better way than by taking a two-wheeled adventure around Llys y Frân reservoir?

Family Trail - 2.4km / 1.5 miles

The family trail begins at the Visitor Centre and follows the eastern side of the reservoir, ducking in and out of the trees. Being a country park, the trail allows budding cyclists the chance to sample off road cycling and all its lumps and bumps and chance to race through the odd puddle. When it all gets too much, there are plenty of picnic spots to stop and admire the view and rest those weary
legs ready for the return journey.

Mountain Bike Trail - 10.5km / 6.5 miles

An undulating and (in places) demanding track that leads around the 6.5 mile perimeter of the reservoir. The track is suitable for off- road cycles only. Beginning at the Visitor Centre, the track follows the 1.5 mile stretch of the family trail. At the first stream crossing the route heads south through the wooded slopes along the edge of the reservoir and includes some steep descents including a zigzag with a challenging loose shale surface and, as always, climbs. The final section beneath the dam has a wicked climb back up to the Visitor Centre where you can enjoy that well-earned cup of tea (or beer!) If it's been a particularly muddy ride then a bike wash is also available.

MOUNTAIN BIKE HIRE (NOW CLOSED FOR SEASON)

Don't have your own bike? You can hire everything you need for your trip – just make sure you’ve got bags of energy.

(FOR USE WITHIN THE COUNTRY PARK ONLY)

1.5 HOURS £7 per cycle

2 HOURS £7.75 per cycle

2.5 HOURS £9.50 per cycle

3 HOURS £11 per cycle

Helmets and mud included!

Cycling season April – September.

 

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