8 miles
Distance
2,132 ft
Climb
-2,112 ft
Descent
00:38:50
Avg time

Twrch Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

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.

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More Stats for Twrch Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    20 ft
  • Altitude min
    377 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,351 ft
  • Altitude start
    377 ft
  • Altitude end
    398 ft
  • Grade
    0.046%
  • Grade max
    -51.728%
  • Grade min
    37.095%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,343 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:03
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Status:
on Aug 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (11 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to twrch-trail trailhead (51.635890, -3.115640)
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Twrch Trail Trail Reports

datedescription
Aug 9, 2018 @ 8:41am
Aug 9, 2018
There is currently a diversion that avoids the final hill climb before the end due to fire damages trees.
Aug 9, 2018 @ 8:39am
Aug 9, 2018
Jun 10, 2018 @ 5:47am
Jun 10, 2018
Dec 30, 2017 @ 4:05am
Dec 30, 2017
Nov 12, 2017 @ 2:27am
Nov 12, 2017
Wet in places lots of fallen leaves
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May 8, 2018 @ 1:22pm
May 8, 2018
Twrch Trail, Newport
17 |
May 8, 2018 @ 1:19pm
May 8, 2018
Twrch Trail, Newport
14 |
Jan 30, 2018 @ 8:09am
Jan 30, 2018
Twrch Trail, Newport
15 |
Jan 30, 2018 @ 6:37am
Jan 30, 2018
Twrch Trail, Cwmcarn

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag piesforyou (Oct 31, 2017 at 9:14)
 Final descent is fun the rest is meh. The initial climb is a pain in the ass, I think I was the only one who did it, everyone else took the tarmac road up. Now I know why.
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  • + 0
flag rjhayter (Jun 10, 2018 at 5:46)
 Extremely challenging climb of varying pitch. Many sections of roots and rocks that make it very difficult to keep your momentum. However, the descent is quite fast and flowing. Just technical enough to keep you alert. Can all be rolled-over safely. Great fun.
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