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Gwydir Mawr Mountain Bike Trail

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Nearest Town: Betws-y-Coed   

The Gwydir Mawr mountain bike trail is a 25 Killometre long trail through Gwydyr Forest in Wales and is a proper mountain bike trail in every sense of the word. Read more

The Gwydir Mawr mountain bike trail formerly known as the Marin Trail is a proper mountain bike trail in every sense of the term. Big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery make this a trail to remember.

Most, but not all, of the climbs are on forest roads and tracks giving you time to take in the views of the mountains of snowdonia, and all of the descents are on the sweetest singletrack. The singletack varies from very tight, technical and rocky to wonderfully open and flowing, from dark forest to exposed ridgelines.

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Fun factor
Fun factor 7.5882 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 7.6176 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 7.5294 out of 10
Facilities 6.9706 out of 10
Location 7.8235 out of 10

"Like a fine wine, gettting better with age"

Review by: BillTheButcher on 22 March 2009

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Gwydyr Forest is just north of Betws-y-Coed. From the north take the A55 west from Chester to Llandudno then go south on the A57 towards Betws. About four miles before Betws turn left on the B5106 and Gwydyr Forest Centre is on the right after about 500m. From the South head to Shrewsbury then take the A5 through Llangollen to Betws-y-Coed. Just after Betws turn right on the B5106 and the forest centre is on the right after 2.5 miles.

Useful Information

Nearest Town: Betws-y-Coed
Website: www.mbwales.com
Sat Nav: LL26 0PN
Grid Ref: SH 757 618

Latest Trail News

Gwydir Mawr Trail final descent improvements

Published: 19 February 2017

The Marin trail is no more! (in name only).

Published: 13 November 2016

Marin Trail in Wales opens new red-grade singletrack

Published: 1 May 2016

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Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.

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Last modified: 2017-02-17 07:49:09
Gwydir Mawr Mountain Bike Trail 3.8 out of 5 based on 34 ratings. 34 user reviews.

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