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Mountain Biking:The Gap Mountain Bike Trail - Brecon Red at Aberhonddu | Brecon




Mountain Biking




Start Canal Road Parking Place (at Theatre) GR047 283

From car park find start of canal and follow canal towpath/Taff Trail for 4.5km to road. Follow Taff Trail along road for 8km to Talybont. Turn R at White Hart climbing up over bridge continuing along Taff Trail. After 2.5km fork L onto Brinore Tramway. SO following Brinore Tramway for 4.5km to top of forest. Turn R downhill following forest boundary. SO across Taff Trail, through ford, and onto metalled road. Turn L and follow road for 4.5km (includes big climb).

Turn R into forest (Taff Trail) and follow level track for 2km onto metalled road. Fork R, following edge of forest on stoney track. SO over The Gap and back down (approx. 7km).

SO onto metalled road down over bridge, back up, turn L then take 2nd R and past Cefn Centref Farm. Shortly after where road goes hard R, turn L onto track. Follow track all the way to Brecon. At School turn R then R again at main street. SO over bridge and SO at traffic lights. After a few hundred metres turn R back to car park.

Cycle Route: The Gap Route 38km

Miles: 24

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Map reference: SO 046287  Lat: 51.94862 Long: -3.38889

This is a town where you'll enjoy losing yourself...not only in the narrow streets and passageways lined with Georgian and Jacobean shopfronts, but in the sense of timelessness about the place.

Brecon is reached by the A40 road from the east or west or the A470 from the south or north. Brecon bus station has services from Cardiff, Llandrindod Wells, Newtown, Swansea, Abergavenny, Hay-on-Wye and Hereford.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 20 miles from Abergavenny station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing