The Pink Heifer has been re-routed! Detailed description for now is here
1. (0.0 Km) Start at Coed Y Brennin visitor centre.
Go down the entrance road and turn left on to the main A470. Follow for
500m and take the second turning on the right (at the orange emergency
phone). Follow the forest road to a junction on the left with a minor
forest road. Turn sharp left up this and follow for 200m to a
singletrack which crosses the forest road (this is a downhill of the
Karrimor route for you to ride up, marked with a blue karrimor post
2. (2.0 Km) Get in a low gear! turn right uphill
on this singletrack and see if you can make it up this to the forest
road without a dab! top of this single track joins a forest road at
post 33 (and another Karrimor post). Turn left and go 200m to a right
fork up a wet overgrown double track. At the top of this turn left on
to shaley double track for 100 yards then bear right up forest road.
3. (4.3 Km) This forest road climbs for about 50
yards then as it levels out go across the grass to the right following
the tree line (the start of this trail is marked with a 4 foot post
bearing a black engraved A). This grassy track goes in to the wood
(marked with another A post) and becomes boggy, if you can ride through
this you're pretty good! bear right as the left fork is a dead end.
This whole woody bit is only 300 yards then after some more tricky
roots you come out on another forest road. Turn left on this and get in
your big ring. Hairpin left after 200 yards then hairpin right after
another 250 yards - if you can slow down enough!
4. (5.6 Km) hairpin left again then curves right to
a stone bridge over river. Across river forest road goes straight 100
yards to lumpy single track dead ahead in to wood (marked with a white
topped post at the moment but this may not be permanent).
Press: Forestry work has cleared this area and the trail is now across
open ground. Go straight ahead as before then after 10 yards bear right
on to the single track across the felled area. This follows a straight
line as below.
Follow this slippery off camber single track which
climbs steeply after 200 yards then steep downhill 50 yards to a
junction with a loose rocky forest road. Turn right on this with your
weight back and lay off the front brake for the next 300 yards - you
have been warned! At the bottom cross the bridge straight ahead.
5. (6.6 Km) Go straight up gritty forest road to a
junction with the broad forest road which follows the river. Go right
along this for 500 yards or so to post 20 at a left fork. Go left up
the fork and follow up long climb to junction on your right with a
rocky downhill (post 12) Go down this round a couple of bends till you
see a fork to your left going back uphill (this is about half way down
so don't miss it! - marked with post 11 concealed on fork)
Click on the button for a print
only version of the route
Flash: This path has been partly repaired and is now passable with
a flash flood has collapsed the bridge at one end see CyB News for picture