Family Cycling and Mountain Biking
Margam Country Park provides an excellent place for family
cycling. Where better to enjoy the countryside and get fit at the
Cycling regularly contributes to all round fitness and as it
doesn’t put any weight on joints and muscles it is an ideal way of
keeping active for all age groups, those with arthritis and people
that are overweight.
You can cycle around the park on both tarmac roads and rough
tracks. The only place that is out of bounds is the Orangery
Gardens. We have provided bicycle racks in the Orangery car park
and the visitor centre courtyard for your convenience
Part of the National Cycle Network, The Celtic Trail Route 4
which runs across South Wales runs through the North of the Park.
Please take car when cycling in the Park as there are many other
Family Mountain biking
We have constructed our own mountain Bike Trail. It is
approximately 5 miles long. The route takes you to the more remote
areas of the park. It follows tracks, paths and rough ground.
The Margam Activity Centre offers mountain biking.
All activities are led by qualified instructors and are great fun
to take part in, available to families, groups,
schools, corporate outings and one to one.
Everything catered for from a full days outing to an
hours tuition. For more details contact the Margam Activities
Centre Co-ordinator, Simon Warren.
Simon Warren or telephone: 01639 881635
Directions for the Mountain Bike Route:
Yellow circular markers with a black directional arrow (WM)
You will see the first way-marker beside the train station to
the front of the castle WM1, follow the direction this points along
the track which leads past the lake. The lake will be to your left,
the adventure playground further along will be on your right.
Follow the track along WM2 can be seen at the bottom of the track
before the entrance to the Farm Trail, take a left turn here. This
brings you to WM 3 at the train crossing point. During the summer
the gate may be closed, you can push your bikes down the bank of
the train track to cross (please look both ways!). Follow straight
along, through the gate WM 4 and again straight, the track joins up
to the tarmac road WM 5, take a right turn following the tarmac
road for a short distance.
At WM 6 take the rough tack to the left, follow this track WM 7
over the small stream and up the rise WM 8. The track ends and the
route now follows a grass surface to the right WM 9, join the rough
track again, cross the stream and head up the bank WM 10. At the
top of the bank the track joins a surfaced road WM 11 take a right
turn. Follow along the track WM 12 take the left hand turn.
This is a steep and rough section…you may need to get off and
push…a real challenge!
Stay on this track, WM13 the track makes a sharp left turn at
the old mine shaft. Keep to the track…great views! WM 14, WM 15 the
grass track follows up to the right WM 16 and joins the main track,
follow this WM 17 along to the gate WM 18 and then again head off
to the left, this again is a steep section. You have reached the
highest point within Margam Park. Have a rest here and enjoy the
Keep following this track WM 19 through the gate (please shut
behind you) as it snakes its way down to the valley bottom. WM 20
WM21 once this track joins the main surfaced track in the valley
take the left hand route, follow straight along to the gate WM 22
(close after you), keep to this track through the woodland WM23 and
head across the junction.
The track leads you directly to the final gate WM24 through
which you can see the start point and the castle…time for a cup of
Please remember to follow the country code as you use the trail and shut
all the gates behind you.