Published by: moredirt
|Type: XC Trails||Grade: Severe||Distance: 38km||Time: 3-6hrs|
The Beast Trail at Coed-y-Brenin is the trail that everyone aspires to ride. It's long, it's tough, it will stretch you physically, mentally and has left many broken souls.
You can expect loose rocky climbs, gnarly descents, stone fly offs, berms, tabletops and hips. Get low and funky through Adam & Eve's rhythm section, tight & twisty on the Serpent’s tail, fly down the Adams Family but watch out for Lurch's stone corkscrew before ballistic speeds on Uncle Fester. And don't forget the Pink Heifer, Big Dug combo that gives over 4 kms of continuous sublime singletrack through the majestic tall Douglas Firs. Smash it in a oner and feel the burn!
So will you be dragging yourself up the final climb, limping down the last descent utterly spent, or will you rise to the challenge and tame the Beast?
From North / North East Head for Manchester. Take M62 / M6 to M56 towards Chester. Take M53 / A55 south and west round Chester then A494 to Mold. Follow A494 through Ruthin and Bala to Dolgellau. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles. From Midlands, London and South Head for Birmingham and then take M6 north. Turn west onto M54 past Telford. Take A5 round Shrewsbury then turn onto A458 through Welshpool. Take A470 north to Dolgellau at Mallwyd roundabout. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.
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