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Machynlleth Main Street

Machynlleth Main Street

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Machynlleth Main Street

Mountain Biking, free entry

Powys,
SY20 8BL

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The Climach-X trail resides in the southern section of the Dyfi forest, 4.6 miles north of Machynlleth near the village of Ceinws on the A487. There is ample parking at the trailhead but the approach ramp is steep and can often be inaccessible during winter.

The ClimachX Mountain Bike Trail is a 15km round trip, with 9km of built single track with compressions and whoops, rock slab drop offs and some beautiful flowing turns.

The last descent is the longest in Wales and features rocky jumps; watch out for the 'eye of the needle'; a huge jump with a narrow landing between two trees on the other side.

The finale is a sequence of eight huge berms following quickly after each other. Hit them high enough and fast enough and they ride really well, but don't look down!

There's also plenty of informal free-riding in the forest, but it isn't waymarked, so take a map or get a local guide.The Holey Trail bike shop in Machynlleth has maps of specific recommended routes in the Dyfi, and cross-country routes in the area.

The starting point is near the village of Ceinws. Just south of the village of Corris on the A487, look for a right hand turn with a bicycle symbol (signed Esgairceiliog). Park sensitively by the old single story forestry buildings. Please note this is a community trail run by Dyfi Mountain Biking.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcome

Pay & Display Car Park: Maengwyn St SY20 8DY - long stay.

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Free entry

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Powys,
SY20 8BL

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Map reference: SH 745008  Lat: 52.59063 Long: -3.85302

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The town of Machynlleth is situated on the main A487 and A489 roads.

There is on-street parking on the main high street as well as a car park located close to the town centre. It is also served by the train station which is located to the north of the town.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Machynlleth station

Facilities

  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Pay & Display Car Park: Maengwyn St SY20 8DY - long stay.

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