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Braich Goch Bunkhouse and Inn

Corris Wales

"The first choice for Hostel Accommodation"

Biking

There are plenty of opportunities within the area for cycling at all levels of ability from waymarked routes, specially designed mountain tracks and gentle valley rides. To the North of Corris and the Braich we have the Coed Y Brenin trails., To get there from Corris take A470 north to Dolgellau at Mallwyd roundabout. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

Mountain Biking-Mountain Biking

To the South we have the Nant Y Arian trails with the Kite feeding centre. The quickest route from Corris is South towards Aberystwyth taking the A4159 at Bow street, then the A44 East to the nant Y Arian Centre. For a more picturesque route, travel from Corris to Machynlleth. Take the A489 East through Machynlleth to the Forge Road. Follow this ( Sustrans Route 8 ) through stunning views and up to almost 2000 ft to Dylife. At the the T Junction go right to Staylittle and on to Llyn Clywedog and eventually Llanidloes wher you join the A44 West to Nant Y Arian.

Central to Corris is the Climachx, accessable from the Braich Goch Doorstep

Central to Corris is the Climachx, accessible from the Braich Goch Doorstep. The Mach Routes are also very close. t's 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!

The Mach Routes

The original Mach 1-3 trails take you as far out into the wilderness as you want to go on natural, but no less challenging trails. Meanwhile the more recent cli-machx trail winds you high into Dyfi forest before firing you down superbly technical singletrack descents that seem to go on forever.

Nant Yr Arian

Nant yr Arian forest sits high on the mountains just inland from Aberystwyth, and offers stunning high-level wilderness riding. With trails heading out into the epic scenery of the Cambrian Mountains, this is a fantastic area for those who like their riding rugged. Just be prepared for everything from true mountain climbs to river crossings and technical rocky descents.

Coed Y Brenin

Coed-y-Brenin forest is home to an ever increasing network of fantastic handbuilt all weather singletrack including the 'Falseteeth' which incorporates the biggest feature in the forest, 'The Cavity' drop in and get spat out over the exit with as much style as you can muster! The technical roller coaster riding will have you grinning like a fool, with stunning mountain views of surrounding Snowdonia that'll take your breath away

The Sustrans Route 8 route passes through the heart of Wales, and is also known by its Welsh name Lôn Las Cymru. It is largely north-south from Holyhead to Cardiff or Chepstow, and in total measures some 400 km (250 mi) in length-The Mawddach trail must be one of the best short cycle rides in Wales combining spectacular mountain and coastal scenery and with a totally unspoilt estuary trail

The Sustrans Route 8 route passes through the heart of Wales, and is also known by its Welsh name Lôn Las Cymru. It is largely north-south from Holyhead to Cardiff or Chepstow, and in total measures some 400 km (250 mi) in length. Some of its route follows the trackbed of former railway lines, such as Lôn Las Menai, Lôn Eifion, the Mawddach Trail and the Taff Trail; in other places, the route is on public highways. A road bike with racing tyres would struggle on the former surfaces; a hybrid or 'hard tail' mountain bike fitted with wide road tyres would be a better choice.

The Mawddach trail must be one of the best short cycle rides in Wales combining spectacular mountain and coastal scenery and with a totally unspoilt estuary trail. Most people 'do' the justly famous Mawddach Trail by cycling there and back from Dolgellau to Barmouth. This ride adds a new dimension by cycling most of the outward leg on a quiet mountain lane under the beetling crags of Cadair Idris, passing the lovely Cregennen Lakes and offering a stunning view of the coast from on high. The long 900 foot ascent is all in the first third of the ride and is never very steep (except perhaps briefly just after the lakes) and is in any case interspersed with more level sections.

 

 

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