This mountain bike route of 7.3 miles starts from Ffrith and travels over Hope Mountain, one of the first hills on the Welsh side of the North Wales border, near Chester and not far from the Clwydian Range. While there are some steep climbs they are on quiet country lanes, which makes accessing the trails on the hills a little easier. It’s a quiet area with stunning views and some fun riding, so great for a morning or afternoon blast. Some of the trails can be quite muddy in the wet.
It kicks off from the small bridge over the stream on the main road through Ffrith. Head into the village, immediately passing the gated entrance to the village hall and playing fields on the right. Continue ahead to the far side of the village where the road goes up a short climb to a junction with a lane on the right. Go straight on along the road to head up the valley, eventually coming to a junction with a road on the left dropping into the bottom of the valley. Go straight on and climb the road into Llanfynydd, to a junction by the pub in the middle of the village.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hope Mountain.
The Cilcain Circuit GPX mountain bike GPX route is a GPS track in the Clwydian Range in North Wales. It is 19 miles long and graded moderate in technical ability. The Clwydian Range is a chain of hills just inside the North Wales border near Chester. It crosses the eastern flanks of Moel Famau, heading to the village of Cilcain and back. The riding is on a good mixture of trails with wide forest tracks, muddy and rocky singletrack, fast sweeping descents and technical rock sections. The trails are pretty much ridable all year but when it's wet it's muddy.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain Circuit