Up to the Lake – Llyn Brenig
Trail Grade – Blue - Moderate Grade
- Ride Time: Allow 4 hours plus.
- Ride Distance: 41.71 km
- Ride Climb: 821 m
- Ride Descent: -821 m
Route Starts from:
This route starts from the village of Cyffylliog Village (Sat Nav – LL15 2DN). There’s a pub in the village – The Red Lion.
Up to the Lake is a long route, requiring stamina more akin to road cycling. As such, it isn’t particularly technical either making it a perfect step up for less technical and fit riders looking to develop their mtb skills.
Ride North Wales describe Up to the Lake as a …
Although quite long, this route is not too technical, making it ideal for those riders are fit but prefer the less technical trails. The route takes you through Clocaenog Forest, famous for holding rounds of the WRC Rally, home of the rare Black Grouse and one of the few remaining strongholds of the Red Squirrel. Llyn Brenig is a vast man made lake and this route allows you to circumnavigate its entire shoreline, with the opportunity for a snack at the visitors centre, before bringing you over the dam wall for your return trip through the forest. A great day ride and not one to be rushed.http://www.ridenorthwales.co.uk
Ride Map and Elevation Profile
Remember that you can download the GPX File for the MTB route above and use in your GPS device or on your favourite mapping app. We’ll have a run down of how to use GPX files on your MTB route soon.
Base Summary: Mynydd Hiraethog Mountain Biking Routes
Mynydd Hiraethog is an area of high moorland between Snowdonia and the Clwydian hills that is reasonably flat once you get up there! Adding to the interest are the reservoirs of Brenig and Alwen, as well as the forestry. For such a man made landscape, the routes are not manufactured and may invovle a bit of map work to find your way around.