Mountain Bike Trail and BMX Pump Track – Trehafren Hill 

The blue line mountain bike trail is a hardcore circular route running 1 mile around Trehafren Hill. 

Our BMX Pump Track has a tarmac surface, suitable for bikes, scooters, skateboards and roller boots / blades. 

The mountain bike trail has a number of challenging drops, jumps and berms, suitable for beginners and the novice rider. 

Benefits / Impact 

We aim to deliver recreational, coaching and competition opportunities in partnerships with other local organisations and businesses. 

Further information 

During this project we have worked with local coaches, Hafren Cycling Club, West Wales trails and Welsh Cycling.

If you would like to contact Stuart Owen (Project Manager) about this project, please complete our Feedback form and select ‘Project: MTB/ BMX’ from the drop down menu. 

Costs & Funding 

Open Newtown secured funding for this project through Sport Wales, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council and The National Lottery Wales Community Fund. 

Addressing concerns 

We will be completing entrance way works and constructing a new car park prior to advertising the trails extensively. 

Alignment to National, County and local strategy 

With support from Hafren Cycles, Welsh Cycling and Sport Wales, we have delivered on the national document which recommended additional cycling facilities in Newtown. 

Future additions 

We will be creating an enterprise opportunity for delivering of bike hire, coaching, changing facilities, amenities, bike repairs, retail and refreshment provision. 


  1. Will the walking trails remain? Yes, the informal pathways remain and we’ll be introducing further signage and improvements to make it clear what are cycle routes and what are pathways.
  2. Will there be control of the gateways and parking area? Yes, we will be installing gates to limit bikes exiting at speed on the roadway and introducing a Parking Eye to control parking on the hill, encouraging locals to walk or cycle to the site, saving parking spaces for those people travelling in from afar. 

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