"Super all weather XC route. Punishing, technical initial
climb, jumpy play trails, retina rattling gulleys, flowing singletrack, rabid and rapid off camber penultimate descent, fast as you like 'bobsleigh with air' final descent.
This trail cannot fail to put a smile on your face (as well as a couple of grimaces)."
Pete from Ross on Wye
"Having ridden almost all the wales mtb centres apart from the very north Gwydyr etc , Cwmcarn ranks up there with the best. I did the loop alone at 7am in beautfiul sunshine, stunning sceanery especially given the proximity to Newport.
Freeride section at the top is super fun on any hardtail and does not require a sepcialist rig, the descents more than make up for the horrid climb for the first couple of miles"
Marc from London
"The punishing up hill start really takes it out of you, but it's one hell of a ride after! Superb technical challenges and plenty of hooning potential - watch out for the tree roots in the wet - they get a bit slippy!!"
Nic from Cardiff