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'Deer Mountain Bike Trails'

A series of mountain bike trails to suit all ages and abilities...

Welcome to the Park's Mountain Bike Trails

Please note sections of the BLUE trail are CLOSED at present.

The trails are open during Park opening hours (10am - 4.30pm). Use of the trails outside of these times is not permitted. Access to the trails is from the main entrance car park. Trail maps are available from the car park entrance cabin.

View the trail descriptions below to find out what to expect on each trail:

This trail is mainly flat with wide paths, tarmac in places or rolled stone. Suitable for all ages, balance bikes, bikes with baby seat’s / trailers and perfect for beginners. Hybrid bikes and basic mountain bikes are suitable for this trail or hire a pedal go cart from Margam Park Adventure. There are adapted carts as well making this trail inclusive and accessible to all.

4km approximately

Some challenging climbs leading to a downhill single track section. There are berms, bridges, a small drop down a gulley (this can be missed out), some rollers and some Rooty sections. Suitable for intermediate riders with basic off road biking skills.

5km route when riding green and adding on the blue climb and lockdown section

Challenging punchy short climbs, some tricky descents with large berms, wooden features, drop offs and some rocky sections. Suitable for mountain bikes only and proficient riders with good off road bike skills.

4km on its own as a loop. With blue or black sections added 6-8km

Greater challenging climbs with severe descents with large and unavoidable features. Some tight switchback turns and fast sections with jumps and drop offs. Suitable for expert mountain bikers used to physically demanding routes. You will need a quality off road mountain bike for these sections of trail.

There are 3 short challenging downhill descents that can be added to the red loop

 

NPTCBC Physical Activity Sport Service Neath Port Talbot organised a project to re-establish mountain bike trails within the Park.  Margam Mountain Bike Club and its volunteers were able to source grant funding and agreed to helping out with the maintenance of the trail. The trails were developed to include those to challenge an expert rider - black and red, the family trail was signed as a green family loop and a blue option added for those ready to make the jump to the next level of riding.

We would like to thank the Physical Activity Sport Service for leading this project and it's partners Margam Park Adventure, Margam Mountain Bike Club, Back on track trail design, Princes Trust and the probation service. All have played a part in opening this trail for public use.

Photograph credit: Chris Treseder

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