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A Guide to Mountain Biking in the Llangollen Area

I have lived in the Llangollen area almost my whole life, growing up in Glyn Ceiriog, living in Llangollen and currently residing in Glyndyfrdwy. I have been a serious Mountain Biker since the age of 10, so about 25 years. There aren’t many routes I don’t know in this area, and in my opinion, there is no better way to experience the outdoors than by bike. However, “legal”places to ride, especially in this area, are few and far between. More often than not, bridleways turn into footpaths, there are long road sections between them, or just none at all.

Tom stopping for a break above Worlds End Llangollen

Llangollen and it’s surrounding mountains have almost everything for the mountain biker. From canal towpaths, to drovers roads, big climbs, open mountain rides and National League Downhill racing.

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Self Guided Adventures in Llangollen

there’s a good amount of most kind of adventures in the Llangollen area, here is our run down. Let me know what I’ve missed.

Pete

Paddling the Llangollen Canal

from Horseshoe Falls to Pontcysllte Aqueduct the Llangollen Canal is a world heritage, popular in both canoe and kayak, plus the odd Stand up Paddleboard. The canal is fed from the River Dee and heads into the Midlands, with two aqueducts, one 126 feet above Continue reading Self Guided Adventures in Llangollen

 

The Llangollen Adventure Lectures

Llangollen has a rich history of outdoor adventure, the valley’s natural resources have lent themselves to adventure for many years. The Llangollen Adventure Lectures bring together the local adventure community to share experiences and inspiration.

The River Dee is one of the UK’s most reliable and well known white water rivers, with a history of racing and touring in canoes and kayaks, now rafted for pleasure most days of the year and was also once the home of regular cardboard canoe races down the rapids of the Serpents Tail. In the past charity rallies have brought thousands of kayakers to the river in the course of a single weekend. Continue reading The Llangollen Adventure Lectures