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Coed Llandegla Mountain Biking Centre near Wrexham in North Wales has 4 MTB trails covering green, blue, red and black gradings. It also has a Skills Area, Bike Park, Dual Slalom run and a Pump Track. 

Red: 18km

  • The Red 18km trail shares the same climb through the forest with the Blue trail. When it splits off at the top of the forest, the longer red route sends you on a series of more technical challenges, with singletrack, steep sections, bermed switchbacks, water crossings, tabletops and boardwalk. 

Black: 21km

  • The black runs are predominantly steeper downhill stretches and they have much more challenging technical features like large steps, gaps and dropoffs. 
  • Big Jims the black section that runs parallel to parallel universe the older black section has been recently improved so you have new berms and features.

Blue 12km

  • The Blue is is still 12km in length, and there is a gradual climb up through the forest until it splits with the Intermediate Route at the top of the forest. It is largely gradual downhills, interspersed with gentle uphill sections. This route also has a selection of small humps and other features to add a degree of challenge! 

Green: 5km

  • A waymarked route of approximately 5km has been developed specifically with families in mind. The route avoids major climbs and technical sections, and concentrates on allowing families to experience off-road cycling in a fun and safe way. The surfaces encountered on this route are generally hard packed but there are sections which are loose, uneven or muddy at times. The route allows riders to ascend gently from the car park, through the forest and on to the reservoir, with its views of the Clwydian Range. After cycling around the reservoir, the route meanders back through the forest before the final descent which sweeps down to the Visitor Centre.

Skills Area

  • The Coed Llandegla Forest 'Skills Area' offers a safe place to learn mountain bike techniques and build confidence before setting out on the trails. This area is also be used for mountain bike training courses. 

Free Ride Area

  • For the more experienced rider, this area offers access to dirt and built jumps, drops and manmade obstacles

Pump Track

  • The pump track is a loop of rollers and berms. 

Dual Slalom

  • The dual Slalom has berms, jumps and bumps on near identical tracks.

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Trails

Type of Centre/Base
Website
Trail Grades
  • Green (Easy)
  • Blue (Moderate)
  • Red (Difficult)
  • Black (Severe)
  • Orange (Extreme)
Type of Trail(s)
  • Cross Country (XC )
  • Four-cross (4X)
  • Bike Park
  • Pump Track
Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre
  • Cafe
  • Bike Wash
  • Bike Shop
  • Showers
Trail Distance(s)

Location

Country
Trail Centre or Base
County/State
Address
Coed Llandegla Forest Visitor Centre Ruthin Road Llandegla Wrexham LL11 3AA
Directions
Coed Llandegla Forest is located on the A525, 7 miles west of Wrexham. From Chester take the A483 south from Chester towards Wrexham then take the A525 west, signed Ruthin. From the Ruthin area take the A525 east towards Wrexham. Coed Llandegla Forest is signed from the road.
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LL11 3AA
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User reviews

Average user rating from: 12 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.5  (12)
Trail Variety 
 
4.0  (12)
Skills Development 
 
4.3  (12)
Trail Quality  
 
4.4  (12)
Facilities 
 
4.6  (12)
Ratings (the higher the better)
  • Grin Factor
    Level of fun had, or to be had
  • Trail Variety
    Variety of specific trail or overall trail centre. Mix of obstacles, berms, jumps, drops, shore etc.
  • Skills Development
    Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
  • Trail Quality
    Are the trails well built /maintained using sustainable techniques?
  • Facilities
    From cafe post ride grub to bike wash. Did it meet your expectations?
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Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
Bike-Man Reviewed by Bike-Man April 05, 2014
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Llandegla - Well thought out

User Review

Good Points
This trail can be ridden in all weathers (except snow) and it is great. It's well thought through so that .....when you are on a bad day you can still enjoy it but on a good day it rips. There is something for everyone and whilst my wife does the blue I can rip the Red/Black. It is down to how fast you want to go that determines the difficulty and that makes for confidence inspiring. Surface is well maintained for the most part and the Trail centre facilities are good. The Bike shop is expensive though but the café isn't bad.
Bad Points
Car Park costs quite a lot and its just compressed aggregate.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Chubbs-mtb March 16, 2014

Coed llandegla

User Review

Good Points
Amazing place for mtb
Bad Points
No bad points except would recommend them getting a minibus with bike trailer ,for the people who hate hills and would prefer to pay for a lift
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
5.0
roester Reviewed by roester December 30, 2013
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User Review

Good Points
Great facilities and top quality trails for all abilities! Great in all weather too! (well apart from snow)
Bad Points
Can't think of any!
Would you recommend?
Yes
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My regular night riding haunt.
Expect a big climb to start then choices of blue, red or black graded trails.
A fair bit of variety and a good workout.
Surface is well constructed and can be ridden in pretty much any weather but be prepared as its very exposed at the top of the climbs in bad weather.
The grading system is probably aimed slightly low compared to some of the other welsh MTB trails i.e. the blacks are more hard red than true blacks, but still good fun.
Good pump track and freeride area for the energetic ones.
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
5.0
Bigmick Reviewed by Bigmick December 09, 2013
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My regular night riding haunt.
Expect a big climb to start then choices of blue, red or black graded trails.
A fair bit of variety and a good workout.
Surface is well constructed and can be ridden in pretty much any weather but be prepared as its very exposed at the top of the climbs in bad weather.
The grading system is probably aimed slightly low compared to some of the other welsh MTB trails i.e. the blacks are more hard red than true blacks, but still good fun.
Good pump track and freeride area for the energetic ones.

User Review

Good Points
Great facilities, incl bike shop café etc
Bad Points
can get busy at weekends
Would you recommend?
Yes
Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Dominic November 16, 2013

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Would you recommend?
Yes
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Not bad beginner course mostly flat wide smooth trial and jumpy, so if you like jumping this is a trial you will like. One very good section which is classed as black but really I would class it as bordering black closer red(first black section), but love it all the same. The rest of the trial is so so. Very Good practice/skills facilities. I like/use Llandegla for fitness training mostly.
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
parky Reviewed by parky October 15, 2013
Last updated: March 16, 2014
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Not bad beginner course mostly flat wide smooth trial and jumpy, so if you like jumping this is a trial you will like. One very good section which is classed as black but really I would class it as bordering black closer red(first black section), but love it all the same. The rest of the trial is so so. Very Good practice/skills facilities. I like/use Llandegla for fitness training mostly.

User Review

Good Points
Great fast jumpy black sections. Long if you complete all so very good for fitness training. No fire road riding.
Bad Points
1. Feels all artificial and calculated and an easy smooth wide ride (I like the natural less predictable trials).
2. not looked after like other trials. Section after northshore had area half of the width trial falling away to the edges and quite dangerous considering the speed you fly down there, poo'd myself as a came around the corner and the trial wasn't there and looking at the cliff drop at the side, do not know how I kept it on.
3. The people who use it. Alot of incidents with other bikers, not aware of other trial users. One incident with a bloke took his 2 kids on the black section with the jumps way too big for their very small bikes, all 3 stood on the top of a jump and 1 kid getting off his bike in the middle of the jump, I was already airborne before seeing him and just missed by millimeters.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Well, this has to be my favourite all round trail centre! Coed Llandegla has everything you need for a day out on the bikes, everything from green routes through to black routes and even orange sections of trail for riders who like to be airbourne!

The red route seems be always built and improved on, super flowy trails with berms, jumps, drops and rock slabs. The trail does involve a fair bit of climbing, however, this is always rewarded with another grin inducing descent. Long enough for a good workout but not too long like other trail centres who pad routes out with long fire road sections.

The black routes and sections are challenging yet can still be ridden slowly for those who have taken a wrong turn. Very flowy single track and tight bermed corners have most riders (with a soul) whooping with delight as they zoom along the trail. Excellent to ride again and again.

The fantastic skills area is ideal for learning everything from small to large drop offs, cornering technique, switchbacks and of course jumps on the three lane rhythm sections. There is also a pump track next to the top car park which has multiple line to try out and next to that the orange graded Free-ride track with larger jumps and drops to really test out your bike kung fu!

The One Planet café serves some delicious food and you'll be glad to hear that they are big portions, exactly what you need after a long day on the trails!

If you have not been to Llandegla then you need to go....tis weekend!


Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Dale Trails Reviewed by Dale Trails August 16, 2013
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Coed Llandegla

Well, this has to be my favourite all round trail centre! Coed Llandegla has everything you need for a day out on the bikes, everything from green routes through to black routes and even orange sections of trail for riders who like to be airbourne!

The red route seems be always built and improved on, super flowy trails with berms, jumps, drops and rock slabs. The trail does involve a fair bit of climbing, however, this is always rewarded with another grin inducing descent. Long enough for a good workout but not too long like other trail centres who pad routes out with long fire road sections.

The black routes and sections are challenging yet can still be ridden slowly for those who have taken a wrong turn. Very flowy single track and tight bermed corners have most riders (with a soul) whooping with delight as they zoom along the trail. Excellent to ride again and again.

The fantastic skills area is ideal for learning everything from small to large drop offs, cornering technique, switchbacks and of course jumps on the three lane rhythm sections. There is also a pump track next to the top car park which has multiple line to try out and next to that the orange graded Free-ride track with larger jumps and drops to really test out your bike kung fu!

The One Planet café serves some delicious food and you'll be glad to hear that they are big portions, exactly what you need after a long day on the trails!

If you have not been to Llandegla then you need to go....tis weekend!


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Some great in fact superb practice areas where I think is good to get the bike set up ready to do the trails.
Well where do I start OMG! this is one fantastic beast of a trail, plenty of uphills but the downs are worth it, you get speed air and there are lots of technical bits to keep you entertained, there are scary moments but so worth it, you need to take spare inner tubes etc as these are demanding and unforgiving trails, once you have done these you can grab some top nosh from the cafe too!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
L8Rees Reviewed by L8Rees May 30, 2013
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Degla

Some great in fact superb practice areas where I think is good to get the bike set up ready to do the trails.
Well where do I start OMG! this is one fantastic beast of a trail, plenty of uphills but the downs are worth it, you get speed air and there are lots of technical bits to keep you entertained, there are scary moments but so worth it, you need to take spare inner tubes etc as these are demanding and unforgiving trails, once you have done these you can grab some top nosh from the cafe too!

User Review

Good Points
Trails are testing, great food, jet wash. bike storage while your in the cafe. you have to visit if you are a keen biker!
Bad Points
£4 parking, (ok if it all goes to trails) and the bike shop is for the "well off" and don't seem to cater for all, we must remember though this is privately owned land and not public :-)
Would you recommend?
Yes
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all in all a good ride, just a shame there is a long dull climb from the start, needs a bit more to get you interested from the start, once it gets going its well worth it but you can get a bit bummed out getting there.
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
beardedbiggs Reviewed by beardedbiggs May 27, 2013
Last updated: March 15, 2014
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good but boring climb at the start

all in all a good ride, just a shame there is a long dull climb from the start, needs a bit more to get you interested from the start, once it gets going its well worth it but you can get a bit bummed out getting there.

User Review

Good Points
descents very good
well maintained trails
Bad Points
very boring outward climb
expensive parking
Would you recommend?
Yes
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The overall impression that you get from the above is that this is an excellent trail centre, which is not something which I disagree with, however, there is no mention of any of the obvious problems which the trails suffer from - namely the overall nature of them.

The trails (blue, red and black) are set up as a single fire road climb, from the car park to the top of the hill, which then sets you off on a pretty fast and furious blast through the forest - this isn't problematic in and of itself, but you need to be aware of what you are letting yourself in for, if you don't like this more "downhill-lite" approach to mountain biking, and you prefer singletrack climbs and link ups, then Llandegla may not be for you.

That aside - once you get to the top of the hill, the trails from then on are very good fun indeed, the blue is particularly notable as being particularly *fun* in the grade, and is where I will be taking my kids when they are old enough to slog up to the top of the route.
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Bokonon Reviewed by Bokonon March 05, 2013
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Very good, but a critical view needed.

The overall impression that you get from the above is that this is an excellent trail centre, which is not something which I disagree with, however, there is no mention of any of the obvious problems which the trails suffer from - namely the overall nature of them.

The trails (blue, red and black) are set up as a single fire road climb, from the car park to the top of the hill, which then sets you off on a pretty fast and furious blast through the forest - this isn't problematic in and of itself, but you need to be aware of what you are letting yourself in for, if you don't like this more "downhill-lite" approach to mountain biking, and you prefer singletrack climbs and link ups, then Llandegla may not be for you.

That aside - once you get to the top of the hill, the trails from then on are very good fun indeed, the blue is particularly notable as being particularly *fun* in the grade, and is where I will be taking my kids when they are old enough to slog up to the top of the route.

User Review

Good Points
Excellent Blue Trail
Well maintained
Good all weather surface
lots of other stuff to do (pump track, skills area etc.)
Bad Points
Quite expensive parking
wind up, blast down nature of the trails
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Its good, mainly wide and often busy but built to cope with the large numbers.
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
StupidMonkeyKev Reviewed by StupidMonkeyKev February 27, 2013
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llandegla

Its good, mainly wide and often busy but built to cope with the large numbers.

User Review

Good Points
Really well made jumps, confidence giving for your normal rider. Good use of elevation, memorable sections.
Bad Points
Last few hills really get you, always busy, not enough tight twisty stuff, takes a while to get going.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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This trail has knocked the Whytes level off my top trail list to take pole position. It offers an optional set of black runs parallel to a red route. The terrain is woodland and the scenery very cool. I love the way shore joins places together and think the trail is really well built with flowing berms, tight corners,rows and rows of rollers and jumps that go on for ever. The new black line is amazing made up up rocky step ups, jumps and a great long line of shore. Overall a big mix of grin busting descents. Got to be tried. There is also a brill skills park for jumps, drops and pump. Top notch cafe and friendly folk.
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
stumpy_dan Reviewed by stumpy_dan February 17, 2012
Last updated: May 27, 2013
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LLandegla Black New Sections

This trail has knocked the Whytes level off my top trail list to take pole position. It offers an optional set of black runs parallel to a red route. The terrain is woodland and the scenery very cool. I love the way shore joins places together and think the trail is really well built with flowing berms, tight corners,rows and rows of rollers and jumps that go on for ever. The new black line is amazing made up up rocky step ups, jumps and a great long line of shore. Overall a big mix of grin busting descents. Got to be tried. There is also a brill skills park for jumps, drops and pump. Top notch cafe and friendly folk.

User Review

Good Points
Great descents, lots of fun wood, jump heaven, never boring, beautiful surroundings, brilliant bike cafe, shop and facilities.
Bad Points
None except I live so far away. Actually I think the only think is the long initial long fireroad climb could be tad more interesting and the final descent doesn't seem to make up for the incredibly never ending climb at the end but this is geography at fault really. But seriously I am nit picking it's awesome
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