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Nearest Town: Cross Keys, Newport   

Twrch Mountain Bike Trail at Cwmcarn is an 15km circular route near Newport in South Wales Read more

The Twrch Trail at Cwmcarn is a superb trail of the very highest quality that is not for the faint hearted. Virtually the entire route is on purpose built singletrack through a mixture of broadleaf and conifer woodlands and open ridge tops.

The riding varies from open and flowing hard pack to tight technical and rooty and is rideable in all weather. In places the trail hugs the sides of some very steep wooded side slopes, demanding concentration, whilst in others it sweeps along open ground giving you the chance to take in dramatic views of the Bristol Channel and the surrounding hills.

  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Bike Wash Bike Wash
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Uplift Service Uplift Service

Trail Reviews Summary

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Fun factor
Fun factor 8.8750 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 8.8125 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 8.8750 out of 10
Facilities 8.8125 out of 10
Location 8.8750 out of 10

"Stop Here on your Way To/From Afan/Brechfa"

Review by: John_Barwood on 30 May 2008

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Take M4 into Wales (or M50 / A40 / A449 if you're coming from the north). Leave motorway at junction 28, heading north on A467 past Risca and Crosskeys towards Abercarn. Turn right at fifth roundabout, Cwm Carn Forest centre is signposted from here.

Useful Information

Nearest Town: Cross Keys, Newport
Website: www.mbwales.com
Sat Nav: NP11 7FA
Grid Ref: ST 230936

Latest Trail News

The Twrch Mountain Bike Trail at Cwmcarn to reopen this weekend!

Published: 12 February 2016

Nearby Trails

Cwmbran Skatepark
(2.9 miles)

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: 2016-02-17 16:32:25
Twrch Trail - Cwmcarn 4.4 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.

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