Trail guide: Brechfa

Brechfa Trails

Brechfa trails are located in Wales not far from Llandovery. In total there’s 51km of surfaced trail broken down as follows [google map distances]:

  • Derwen trail Green: 9.2km (5.7 miles) [9.5km] 506m
  • Derwen trail Blue 4.7km (2.9 miles) [4.5km] 307m
  • Raven Black route 18.5km (11.5 miles) [18.4km] 725m
  • Abergorlech Red route 19km (11.8 miles) [18.3km] 506m
  • Total route length 51.4km (31.9 miles) [50.7km] 2044m
  • Combined Green and Blue 13.9km (8.6 miles) [14km] 813m
  • Combined Raven and Abergorlech 37.5km (23.3 miles) [36.7km] 1231m

Trail map pdf.

Brechfa Trail Route Map
Brechfa MTB Trail Routes
Brechfa Monster Route Map
Brechfa Monster MTB route Google Maps

The Abergorlech Red route starts from the car park near the village of Abergorlech, whilst the Raven Black, Green and Blue start from another car park. The Drop Off Cafe bus is parked in the second car park (Dropoff bus Facebook group).

The Black route isn’t really any more extreme than the Red route. It’s just got more steep climbing and several optional planks and logs.

I’ve invented a route that combines the Raven Black with a bit of the Blue (more interesting climb) and the Green loop (can be ridden really fast). That gives 24.6km (15.3 miles). If the Abergorlech route is added on then it becomes 42km (26.1 miles). It can be taken to 47km by doing the Blue loop again (worth it for the descent). Another little loop near the start will take it to 50km. I’ve called it Tom’s Brechfa Monster.

Bunk barn in Wales.
Gilfach Wen bunk barn

We’ve stayed at the Gilfach Wen bunkhouse (brechfa-bunkhouse.com) several times. This is a great place and will cost about £25 per person per night depending on how many people stay over.

The Plough Inn at Felingwm is a good place to eat.


Photos of Brechfa trails.

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