Had an early start today as wanted to tackle the Marin trail at Gwydyr.

Took an hour to get there and arrived before 9 am and had the place to myself. There isn’t any cafes, toilets of high ropes courses here but there is some seriously good mountain biking. From the trail head you are straight onto some single track leading to a long ascent up forest road; funnily enough I really enjoyed the climbs on this trail. From there on it’s a serious of technical rocky sections, amazing views and some great flowing trails. Always good to ride new trails as I have been riding Coed y Brenin a lot in the last few years, you never know whats round the next corner and that certainly keeps you focused.The last section back to the car park was fantastic, berms, jumps and I am sure that I spotted someone livening in a tipi in the woods.

Managed to get round the 25 km in 2 hours 20 minutes, was aiming for 2 hours but gives me a good reason to come back.

If you wanted to make a full day of it you could also ride the Penmachno which is in the same area or stop of at Coed y Brenin.

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