Red - Difficult
|Time||1.5 - 2.5 hours|
Due to the Larch clearance work the Twrch trail is diverted from way marker 5 before the pay lodge up the Forest Drive to way marker 19 (Gatekeeper section) Please follow the Yellow Diversion signs to this point where you will re-join the trail. See map below for details.
This is a superb trail of the very highest quality that is not for the faint hearted. Virtually the entire route is on a purpose built singletrack through a mixture of broadleaf and conifer woodlands and open ridge tops.
The riding varies from open and flowing hard pack to tight technical and rooty and is rideable in all weather. In places the trail hugs the sides of some very steep wooded side slopes, demanding concentration, whilst in others it sweeps along open ground giving you the chance to take in dramatic views of the Bristol Channel and the surrounding hills.