Cilcain Circuit

  • Cilcain and Keegan's Lane

    Cilcain and Keegan's Lane route is a mountain bike route of 11.4 miles that starts just above the village of Cilcain in the Clwydian Range in North Wales. The route includes some of the best descents these hills have to offer including Keegan’s lane, at the bottom of which the famous footballer used to live (so I’m told, as I ride bikes). The ride has great variety with fast as you dare rocky double track, flowing singletrack, a big climb and some stunning views.

    1. The ride starts from the view point car park above Cilcain (GR170652). Turn right from the car park the follow the lane up a gentle climb to a crossroad junction (GR166653). Go across the junction then climb the lane straight on. Go past a farm on the right where the lane becomes a dirt track. Bear right then left on the double track through the trees, then immediately after leaving the trees bear right then left again. 

    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain and Keegan's Lane

  • Cilcain and Moel Famau Forest

    Cilcain and Moel Famau Forest mountain bike route in the Clwydian Range in North Wales is graded as easy and is 11.2 miles long. It starts from the view point car park on the lanes above Cilcain, a village situated just below the Clwydian Range in North Wales. The route is a good mixture of singletrack, fire roads, double track and great views. Some of the climbs might get you sweating but it finishes with a two mile desent that will put a big smile on your face.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain and Moel Famau Forest

  • Cilcain and the Vale of Clwyd

    Cilcain and the Vale of Clwyd mountain bike route is in the Clwydian Range in North Wales. It is graded as technically moderate and is 18 miles  long. It takes in the low trails to the east of Moel Famau, on the way to Cilcain. After climbing to the ridge of the Clwydian Range the second half follows trails used in my 'Moel Famau and the Vale of Clwyd' route. The ride is more challenging than the Moel Famau route as the trails to Cilcain, and the descent into the Vale of Clwyd, are a bit more tricky. It's also 2 miles longer. Pretty much rideable all year round but muddy when wet.


    It start from the Moel Famau lower car park (GR172611).


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain and the Vale of Clwyd

  • The Cilcain Circuit GPX MTB Route

    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.


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain Circuit