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slc123slc123 Posts: 407
edited March 2019 in Holidays
Hi all,

There is a group of us who tend to try and do a few weekends away further a field from our usual trails. So far this year we've done Forest of Dean and Cannock Chase. Both very enjoyable. We are looking at organising another one and wondered if there was any recommendations... Most of us are capable one Red/Black runs. Not particularly interested in downhill bike parks.

Afan is looking like an obvious choice, but I also wondered if there is more off the grid trails that we could just stay near and ride. We are pretty much London based and distance wise 2-4 hours driving is fine.

Thanks in advance.
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  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    North Wales

    Penmachno & Coed Y Brenin, throw in Llandegla on the way the if you can squeeze in a third day.

    Penmachno is one of the best trails I’be ridden
  • Hope youdont mind my suggestion

    Have you considered North Yorks (maybe on yr distance limit) , Theres a red single track route at Sutton Bank with Englands best views along the trail, nearby there are many natural trails with some forest tracks , moorland and testing climbs and natural descents.

    Have a look at my site it has a map system to indicate some rides local to me , i also do some trail guide days if anyone wants a local knowledge boost straight into the good bits. My Cottage will take up to 4 guests and is geared up for cyclists.
    I am between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors and also within 1 hr drive of two really good Forestry MTB centers at Dalby and Hamsterley, these are great rides too with a good blend riding.
    https://www.thegranarythirsk.co.uk/

    cheers steve
  • We had a great time in Eastridge Woods in Shropshire, found a nice weekend getaway. Stayed at a place in Snailbeach called Woodhaven, we found it on AirBnB and the trails were out the back door. Eastridge woods info here:
    https://www.trailforks.com/region/eastr ... ods-14742/
  • Afan is pretty good. Went last year for a weekend with 9 of us and going back this year with 14.

    Stayed here:

    https://www.afanlodge.com/

    Access to all of the trails, B&B, food and drink all on site. Didn't have to drive anywhere all weekend.

    They can also arrange guided rides for the less obvious stuff.
    "Ride, crash, replace"
  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    We did decide to book afan in the end so heading there in a month or so. Went with this: https://afanforest.co.uk as there is only 6 of us.

    Any recommendations of trails, we will be there Saturday and Sunday and are going to do FOD on the Friday on the way I believe.
    Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
    Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
    Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)
  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    slc123 wrote:
    We did decide to book afan in the end so heading there in a month or so. Went with this: https://afanforest.co.uk as there is only 6 of us.

    Any recommendations of trails, we will be there Saturday and Sunday and are going to do FOD on the Friday on the way I believe.

    Have a look at this site:

    http://www.mbwales.com/listings/afan-all-trails/

    Some of the more poplular are Whites level and the Wall. Combine both into W2 for a longer epic with a pitstop halfway @ Glyncorrwg.

    The Blade is also a good ride from Glyncorrwg.
    "Ride, crash, replace"
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