Route Maps

Some of our favourite routes…… (click the route titles for maps)

The Red Duck Rumble

Red Duck Rumble

Red Duck Rumble

A 33km loop from Dinas Mawddwy, past Llyn Coch Hwyad (Red Duck Lake), and back through the lost valley of yr Afon Clywedog (there’s a river crossing here which can be tricky after heavy rain!) Finish at Y Llew Coch (Red Lion Inn) for a well earned pint!

Starting in Dinas Mawddwy, head out on the Gweinion back road. Past the farm (head south through the farmyard) follow the farmtracks, then south on the Pandy road before climbing eastwards into the forestry (climbing the north side of Moel Groes-heol), circle around Llyn Coch Hwyad on the north side, then descend across the moors to the A458. Climbing north alongside Nant Cerrig-y-groes into the forest of Tir Rhiwiog, then descend through the lost valley of Yr Afon Clywedog, crossing the river, and descending into Ceunant. Cross the footbridge over the Dyfi, then hit the road to Abercywarch, and back to Dinas Mawddwy.

The Ski Slope Lope

An 18 km (570m climb) ride out from Aberangell, up the ‘Ski Slope’, round to the ‘Blue Lagoon’, through the ‘Big Dipper’ and then down the ‘World Cup’. A nice fast blast out for a couple of hours.

Skye, the Outer Hebrides and the West Highlands

There’s a full write-up to come which will expand upon this brief description and provide daily detailed route maps, but here’s the full map for a 6 day trip across Skye, the Outer Hebrides, and the west coast of Scotland. Day 1 passes through the Cuillin mountain range in southern Skye. Day 2 crosses northern Skye via Portree and the Quiraing.

Miles and miles of wilderness trail.

Miles and miles of wilderness trail.

Day 3 is a spectacular loop on southern Harris, and then day 4 heads noth to Stornaway. The final 2 days are back on Scottish mainland, heading fromUllapool to Kinlochewe, and then back to the Skye bridge at Kyle of Lochalshe. A proper epic trip!

Xmas Cross Ride

One for working off the excess of turkey and Christmas pudding: a 69k ride starting at Dinas Mawddwy and heading west and south looping back to Machynlleth. Nothing too technical, but plenty of fabulous Welsh countryside and lots and lots of climbing.

A Coast Road Loop

A beautiful 55km road ride starting from Abergynolwyn and taking in some of the local coast before heading back inland for some serious climbing and a sweet final descent.



Bontdolgadfan Loop

A 21k loops with plenty of climbs.

Dinas – Corris – Tywyn Back Roads

A 40km road ride avoiding main roads wherever possible. Stunning.

Dyfi Descents

A 28km MTB ride in the northern half of the Dyfi Forest, covering some of the climbs and descents used on the Dyfi Enduro events.




2 Responses to Route Maps

  1. terry says:

    both of these look excellent
    what are my chances of getting lost ?!

  2. wheelist says:


    The Dyfi is vast, and as with all other working forests the trails change without notice. I’d recommend taking a decent (and recent) OS map, a compass, the trail printout, and then figure out the overall schema of the area in your head.

    Or, just tap me up for a guide! Some of the best stuff isn’t shown on any map, and only the locals will show you ;o)

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