Llandegla Forest One Planet Adventure
Trail Grades at this centre:Green - Easy Blue - Moderate Red - Difficult Black - Severe
Llandegla Forest One Planet Adventure Summary
Llandegla Forest is a privately run trail centre with rides for all abilities. It’s also close to Chester and so is easily accessible from the nearby cities of Liverpool and Manchester. There’s a fully stocket MTB shop, excellent cafe and MTB skills courses are available.
Trail Centre Details
Llandegla Forest is a MTB centre in the county of Denbighshire that’s privately run by One Planet Adventure. It has rides for all abilities, including a skills area near the start of the trails, a freeride area and the Pump Track to help build technical skills. There are also a number of walking trails, and Offa’s Dyke National Trail even passes through the forest – so be careful not to run over any backpackers. If that’s not enough, then two waymarked 10km trail runs are perfect if you’re looking for a brick session.
The four main mountain biking routes at Llandegla Forest are the imagantively named:
However, it’s not simply these 4 routes. There are also some more extreme graded sections that can be tacked onto the Red and Black routes to challenge more experienced riders.
The cafe at Llandegla Visitor Centre is the stuff of MTB legends, with huge portions of locally produced food, cake and good coffee. They have a social night on a Wednesday, with a BBQ during the summer months. You might actually get out and do some riding as well.
The Cafe is open as follows:
- Monday – Closed (open Bank Holiday Monday & School Summer Holidays)
- Tuesday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
- Wednesday – 9.00am to 9.00pm
- Thursday – Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm
There’s also a fully stocked bike shop – One Planet Adventure – so you can buy some shiny new kit while you’re at it.
- Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 9.00pm
- Friday to Sunday 9.00am – 6.00pm
- Monday to Tuesday 9.00am – 6.00pm
- Wednesday 9.00am – 9.00pm – On Wednesdays, the cafe serves hot food until 2030
- Thursday to Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Trailhead will close 1hr 30mins before the cafe and car park is locked outside these hours.
Parking and Fees
There are no fees for riding, but in order to fund the trails there’s a reasonable £4.50 per car or £10 per mini bus charge for parking (or £60 for a year for regular riders).
Alternatively, the X50 bus (Wrexham – Denbigh – Rhyl) passes the entry road to Coed Llandegla if you intend to hire a bike.
Bike hire is available from One Planet Adventure and cost between £35 and £80 for a full day’s hire depending on the spec of the bike. There’s also a bike workshop for those essential repairs.