Cognation Extras

As well as our popular trail centres, Cognation has a few extra places to ride:

Brecon Beacons National Park

With over 14 cross country trails, with a range of different grades, the National Park caters for all abilities (and is certainly in a spectacular setting).
For more info: Visit site

Garwnant Visitor Centre

Garwnant is the home of two mini-trails; Rowan (green), and Spruce (blue). With a mini-bike park for children it’s a great destination for young newcomers to the sport.
For more info: Visit site

Cwm Rhaeadr Trail

Located not too far from Brechfa, this trail is a secret gem, predominantly downhill focused, offering something for mixed abilities of riders, with stunning views of the Carmarthenshire landscape (red graded and 6.7km).
For more info: Visit site

Taff Trail

The Taff Trail is a multi-purpose cycle route between the Cardiff waterfront at Cardiff Bay in the south and the Market Town of Brecon in the north. It is 55 miles (88km) in length.
For more info: Visit site


The Usk Reservoir Loop is a 9km (green) circular family mountain bike route around the Usk reservoir suitable for 5yrs+. For more info: Visit site

Margam Country Park

Margam Park offers a 5 mile way-marked mountain bike trail, family friendly trails and also bike hire.
For more info: Visit site

Darren Fawr Mountain Bike Trails

Darren Fawr has two 3km trails offering a 6km ride if combined:

– ‘Glengarw’ (blue graded) and ‘Gellideg’ (black graded)

Form more info: Visit site.

Also, there are other wicked trail centres in other parts of Wales, so check out:

Want to find a club or group to ride with?

Take a look at our Big list of mountain biking clubs and MTB groups