23.6 km long.
This cycle route starts and finishes at Fforest Fields campsite in mid-Wales. It circumnavigates the big hill that overlooks the campsite (which can also walk up).
While staying at Fforest Fields campsite, we decided to try a circular cycle route.
I had found a circular route using OSMaps, but unfortunately, it wasn't plotted very well. So we decided to pedal something similar and record it properly. If you have your phone mounted on your bike, you'll be able to follow this route using the OSMaps App.
But first off a warning: unlike some of our other family cycle routes on this website, this route is tough. It's more for older kids that are used to riding on the road and can tackle climbing and descending hills. Wales is hilly!
The start of the route is a gradual descent. Not much effort is required.
While it can be a fast road outside Fforest Fields (A481), you turn off onto the B4567 before reaching Builth Wells. This is part of the National Cycle Network, and when we rode it, there were plenty of other cyclists.
Be prepared for a fast descent, but then also your first taste of the steep climbs.
You continue along the B4567, turning off at Aberedw.
Things are now more rural, with little villages and hamlets - a great place to explore.
You follow the River Edw back up the hill. If you get tired legs, there's a great picnic spot top at by the river.
There's now a series of climbs, gradually bringing you back up to the level of Fforest Fields. After a long while, you'll reach a larger B road. Turn left and after a while, look out for the footpath signs to Fforest Fields. Here is the footpath people can take from the campsite to the pub. You now move from tarmac to dirt track (with tree roots and muddy puddles) and reach back to the campsite. All the gates along this path are cycle friendly.
On The Map
AddressCircular Bike Ride from Fforest Fields Campsite
Fforest Fields Campsite