Winter Mountain Biking Adventure | Blake's Epic Weekender
Welcome back you beautiful, people so my brother ray and I decided, to pack up the Jeep hit the road head over to Snowdonia, National Park. Which is in Wales a place that we've both never, been before we. Thought how let's go do some camping, let's do some / landing, we took her hardtails I'm, going to explore what. That place had to offer for trails so sit back and relax get. Yourself some popcorn and enjoy this. Morning. Morning morning morning. Okay. So we've got here it's taken five and a half hours, to drive all the way up and to look like, the middle of Wales somewhere, along the coast west coast just picked up some wood we're gonna gonna set up camp in this valley her brother Ray who stood outside there, he's gonna open the gate are we gonna find a cool campsite, there's a river that runs through this campsite, so we're gonna find, a cool spot pitch, up 10 on top of the car whoa. Wow, I can't wait and then there's a pub not very far from here, wicked. Get set up. All. Right yep, find, a spot. We've. Arrived in Wales, freezing. Yeah, we, found a spot we've gonna set up tent there and we're the only ones in the campsite but all to ourselves, you can ask for more yeah why is it for warmer. Weather more whether it's freezing, it's not bad it's not bad it's minus zero, it's - Sarah it's ice this look at the grass is white got a little fire pit we've, got some wood from the farm we're gonna set, up ten then go to the pub for dinner because hail, cooking, in this weather noise noise I'm. Just gonna sit by a fire in this weather yeah, and, drink. Hot chocolate right. Run, time-lapse, of us setting up camp right. Set, up my little front run a tent on the roof, that's all set up brace getting the bikes ready through, what the hardtail so raised running, the, new proof scout hotel, and I'm running my, new new, proofs carpark, tail. It's. Cold, I'm feeling the cold coming out the warm car out here it's, getting very cold we by the river which is making it even colder that water's freezing but.
I'm. Going in that in the morning we'll work you up right. Let's get this fire started. Rooftop. Tent that's all set up it looks freakin, cool I can't think of that this is the kitchen good a table, got. Our food oh, man. This we're gonna cook up breakfast, you're sleeping, upstairs. You. Got the bike set up we're, going to the pub so we've got lights on there I got my cool. Exposure lights banged. On the front I'm just gonna crack open a beer all, right I reckon Ray's gonna start that fire. Okay, right we're gonna go to the pub I'm gonna show ray the. Route that we're gonna be taking what mountain there who can have you hot and huh, what valleys, will be shredded down hang, on it but. Say. Anything about get up amount, mountain biking ray anyway. Let's. Go. At tents frozen. I just. Got back set. Up a fire you. Know warm up because, he is. So. Resumed, out yeah it's gonna be fun tomorrow it's. Gonna, be up here within. The downhills, I'm gonna be spot, on and it's hope so right yeah yeah they looks, good looks good I mean that the hills around here are massive so looking, forward to it it's however let's get warmed up from this. 500. All. Right Morris. The next day today's, the day we're gonna shred our heart tails up, in the mountains up here in Wales, get ready get suited and booted and, then catch. Wow. We're gonna go up to the river cuz, there's a cool trail and then go across the other side yeah I'll explain everything. Alright. We're. All set, dude up and. Ready, to hit the trail you, ready I'm ready, he looks very warm, I think warm let's go right yeah let's go. And. Fell over, lady L still, eager fry and race just bombed off up there okay. Going, for some. Nice. I had to get this view, look how insane this is that's, like an old sheep. Barn, or a Buffy. That's totally. Destroyed, we're. Gonna see a few of these on our travels, we're gonna stop at one and Cody Brennen we're, at the foot of Penn, gawa, Mount, I don't, know what Mount have I can't speak washed, anyway, I'm gonna catch up ray. I. Will. Just cycled up from, inside that Valley oh yeah, what a beautiful day we can't ask for any better weather right. It's. Not even windy. Touchwood. It's, cloudy temperatures. Pretty, cool huh I reckon it's about 1 degree it's.
Pretty Cold it's still frost on the floor we're gonna head out there to this stone, arch thing, and hopefully. We can see the other side and, then the like. The s3 the. Big. River. Mouth which, we have to cross to get to the other side yeah, I'll see you at the top. Grass. Is frozen me. Okay. Well. Cycle from that peak, quite, far away down there now. We're. Gonna go across the valley to, those mountain, ranges over there so, we're gonna find our way down, there. The, footpath goes that way it goes downhill kid follow the valley down speed and follow the valley down we'll, find out nice. Let's, get some descending. Right. Do this road we're, going here to that bridge and then where's the trails, all, in here they're outside try running it up to the top of it at the top of that mountain now this is about another 20 mile or. A bulky. Right. It's. Alive on a. Bridge. Nice. So. That lovely lady down there just gave us a pound, for. Us to cross because we didn't have any change so thank, you very much young lady, it's, very card we just carry card right we're gonna cross this bridge is super, old it's from 1770. Been like over, a hundred ships, were built in this area using. The local oak in The Woodlands around, to. Build it's like pretty. Famous for their shipbuilding, around this area pretty crazy yeah yeah well, this part of Wales is super. Beautiful man we're crossing this Little River. Into. Kearney. Brennan which is over there and. Funny, that there that white building there is. The. Original, toll. Keepers. Heart. That from, 1770. So, so, old, crazy. We're. Gonna head up the value behind us I'm. Excited I'm gonna have lunch in a bit. Wow. Wow, wow. Look, oh. Yeah. I guess, it's worth it for that now, a hundred percent look at this view, and we just rode all. Over that. At. The foot of that, plane. Glar good, we have to google it right penguin. Or whatever yeah. I'm sorry for my Welsh. Pronunciation. But, we just cycled all of that to, bridge up here we're, gonna go over, all of this behind us over.
There Well. I think we're gonna have lunch. That's. That massive one over there was it called penny, gotta penny. Penny. Garden. Gotta. Mr.. Eshton's climbed that man. Yep four, hours to climb that apparently two up two down. All. Right so we got to the top while we're not fully, at the top that's the top over there, now we're just go to traverse, across because over, there is Glen Cody, Brennen not Glencoe, we're not in Scotland play, Cody. Brennen it's just over there. And. We're gonna cycle. Along there on that path, down, there and drop. In and then, the town the village is behind us which is just over there which we're gonna end up, for a nice, hot, chocolate. And. Back into town and, then back to camp and then tomorrow we'll. Hit up Tony Brennan because, it's pretty cool I've heard a lot about it yeah, I've never written. All. Right. There's. A number of these little. Tar roads in the back in these, valleys that link from trial to trial that wife, spotted, routed it out well, on there. We've, come to this, other. Trail now we're, gonna head over this, little, bit of ridge line mountain into, the next, Valley, this is Valley number three of day, one here is it well. Yeah. Highest climb over this once. Oh. Right. So we've come to a real tough, build a trail you can't ride through hiking the bikes up to this fire road which, we can traverse, down into, Coney Brenna you. Know just looking in the horizon, it looks super. Close. But there's, miles away, it's a beautiful hike oh. These. Memories. These, long as it's actually. Very. Mission. Wow. This, stuff's horrible, to ride on a SAR, well it's, Cody Brennen, right. Over there, we, gonna head down there the time is. Was. Half to ray the. Sun's gonna go down it hot in about an hour, and we are about. An hour and, a half to and, then there's a horrible tire road which is gnarly, that. Runs all the way through the valley back to where, we had dinner last night which. Were we gonna have dinner again but. We did say we're gonna cook. But. It's been a long day. Like. Okay. I'm a snack before I drop in here, all. The way down into this valley, ride. Back into town. There's. Gonna be a cool descent though you. Ready I'm. Ready. I'll. Look at this ray we. Write the tip of Kearney Brennan Forest Park this is, literally. This is probably a trail right here or anything yeah a red and a black trail but all these white lines are, all trails.
Man-made. Trails it's a trailer park so they take time, then it goes all through that fire, it is quarter, to three is a bit later we still got an hour to get into town but then we've got 30 minutes to get back to camp we did bring some ice we didn't think ahead we did all right can we head back into town and if there's a trail down here somewhere, yeah, we just ride down it there then tomorrow, we'll come back and write Tony Brenda Sal. Get it as low as a good trouser yeah I'm looking forward to some good ones. So. We found an alternative. Route the, 8470. Which is on the other side of the valley we found this route yeah this is maroon. 82. Which. Is a cycling. Route a lot more chill. Horrible. Fast-moving, road not, safer, as well. So. We got words two. Bags of it are. We gonna make a huge, fire tonight and, drink. A few beers. Celebrate. Our last night here yeah. Hi. Good morning it, is day two and, uh not. Gonna lie, last, night was freezing it got down to minus, three degrees everything. Is frozen the past rows in the tents frozen. Actually, we were all right we had full, thermal zone who are sweating, in these sleeping, bags but we've got the fire started phrase making coffee I need it we're, gonna pack down today because, we're gonna move out, we've. Got quite a long way to go today we've got five, and a half hours again to go home yeah. Cody. Brennen just parked up we're. Gonna go look at the trail map because we've never been here before so we want to see where we're going see. What trails. We want to ride, or. The biggest loop that's why we want to see. So. There's four different categories you've, got green blue red and black, so, from. Right. From beginner up to extreme, expert. Riders, you. Can ride house pretty cool caters, for everyone, I reckon. We should go and find Black Diamond right bit of red bit of blue that orange trail looks pretty sick we should going like that. It's. 20, 20, miles of trail. That's. It let's go, all. Right we're. Gonna do a Red Dragons. Back it's called yesterday's, cool fogs up. Nice. I'm. Gonna carry on up here oh it's, a short just try all of them or the red, it's got waterfalls in it before. That. All. Right, forgot. Your shoe. It's. Your size right put. Some cleats and that thing here. Tell. Me well there's. A good level of like. Balance between. Descending. And, climbing. Oh, it's. Like non-stop are. You thinking right. Tiring. On the. Little. Descends, a fun night little, hops, everywhere. It. Goes another one. Look. At my tripod, man a. Little. Shelf and everything I'm gonna put you on this little shelf watch, this action. Nice. All. Right yeah, see, that log a really. Wet one yep mmm. Good, try if you do it out there if. You don't do it I'll still do it oh this is the log of dude look guy, right you got it. Dude. Oh. Wait. I swear you slippery, yeah, let's get it it looks green Oh a, slippery, what if we just take this bit off you reckon still. Snuffy like that's made it worse. You've. Come, was that better or worse. It's. Cara riding the trail. So. We're following, Dragon's, Back which is a red trail and the Beast which is a black trail because, we've been climbing going, up and down like this following, this river it's so beautiful, that it's like we're in Canada no lie it looks insane look at it, so.
We're Gonna follow up this tar road feel like it's gonna be descending, all or back to the trail Center it's 2 p.m. we, haven't got much time, you ready right. So. This is a this, is a real, Buffy where. You. Can come and stay in seek refuge, of your hiking you. Can come. And stay here make a fire keep warm and, see how the cold correctly, we should do a trip to this Buffy we should do a hundred percent. So. It's scary and yeah it's. Like Blair Witch Project. Right. It's. Bit creepy it is creepy. All, right can we could for. Sure come, and step yeah, oh. The. Buffy definitely. A another. Adventure trip. Bike. Packing, in this area for sure but I've reached the top of the hill we're gonna drop. Down back to the trail center because we're a bit cut, for time so, hopefully there's some cool descents. All. Right I like. Like when you glass it's, a. Lot. I can't see anything. Yeah. These. Pyro's, are super, beautiful man they, like link from, one side of the valley to the other from, one trail to the other we're. On the beast or. The Dragons, back, but. It's a good combination of fire, road to trail you got loads of cool single, track trails. It's very rocky but. It's super fun we're, on our last bit of, ascending. Where. We gonna descend down to the, trail Center, for. A well-deserved. Cup. Of hot chocolate tea, or coffee anything, hot it's, freezing. It was really cold and we running out of snacks. Snickers. End of a little journey out here into Wales, Snowden. National. Park it's been insane. So, good it's been polls though it has been it has been very freezing, here hope, you enjoyed this video if you want to see more content like this in the future or if you, want to see. More of this less know in the comments down below but, if you want to see another rad video click, just down here don't forget hit. The globe I pick, gremlins face to subscribe to the channel because you miss out on some cool stuff give, us a thumbs up like and we see you the next one see, ya.