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Coed-y-brenin
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Anyone stayed here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://caegwynfarm.co.uk/index.htm">http://caegwynfarm.co.uk/index.htm</a><!-- m --> ? Thinking of camping.
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Yep, awesome place to stay.
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#3
Thanks Smile  Just booked 3 nights.
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Here's a little infoblast about Coed-y-Brenin.

Anakin and I've just come back from a 5 day trip to Wales. We trundled up to Llandegla to begin with, caned the black route and then made our way on to Trawsfynydd Holiday Village which is a few km from CYB. The cabins are around £300 for the week, even between just the two of us that worked out at about the same as a B&B with the added benefit of being able to spread dirty bike gear all over the place. There's a decent pub / restaurant within 5 minutes that's also very biker friendly.

Over the next few days we rode plenty of what CYB has to offer, there's enough to entertain riders of all levels. We set out on the Black graded Tarw trail on the Thursday and didn't see one other rider though, so take all the gear you could need, as it's a long walk home if you've forgotten your pump (I didn't do this, but I'm the kind of person who might). There's currently some trail diversion at the end of the excellent MBR trail which means you've got a long fireroad climb only to do a long fireroad descent. Don't bother. Head back at the end of the 'Pink Heifer' section (turn left after the bridge and continue to the start hub / cafe / shop)

The weekend brought plenty more riders in, but it didn't feel too busy aside from in the cafe, where a bunch of gimp-hobbling roadies were groaning into their coffee and comparing chamois cream.

As my eyes are still in a state of disrepair (post op) I had to wear my goggles and pisspot helmet, it's all very euro-enduro-trendy but made me feel like a bit of a nob. Still, I didn't get any crap thrown in my eyes, so that's probably not so bad.

Highlights of the week included

A bazillion strava medally awards, all of which are slower than Breezer's  >Sad
An exploding tyre (outside cafe)
Caning 'Heart of Darkness' - Going back to do it again - Falling off
Recognising loads of sections and yet being totally lost all of the time
Go-Pro-ing everything like a nob

I can heartily recommend CYB to just about any rider, the black trails are within reach of just about all with a degree of skill (not so rad-gnar as Scottish blacks) but take your best legs with you as there is plenty of climbing, but that of course means there's plenty of descending too. We were on 5" and 6" FS bikes, but rode nothing that wouldn't be fun on a decent hardtail with chunky tyres.

The CYB website says that Warning: you will encounter a number of rocky sections including rock steps with a drop of 20cm/8''or more Woo! That's why we're here!


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Trawsfynydd Holiday Village
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Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd LL41 4YB

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The diversion at the end of MBR is due to logging, was the same when we were there. Nick and Ade decided we were too slow and shot off ahead and unwittingly rode said diversion Big Grin Wink
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&quot;Treehugger&quot; Wrote:The diversion at the end of MBR is due to logging, was the same when we were there. Nick and Ade decided we were too slow and shot off ahead and unwittingly rode said diversion Big Grin Wink

Incorrect

It is closed due to storm damage and is unpassable.


Glad you enjoyed it Mike, had a night up in the pub in the Holiday village a few weeks back... as you say, very friendly and allowed the dog in.

The Tarw Trail is the original trail and it used to be just 8 miles long as the centre was on that side of the road. It was the Red Bull xc circuit!
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