The Radnor Forest
Radnor Forest was once a royal hunting ground which wasn’t a forest in the modern sense of being a heavily wooded area, but in the medieval sense of “forest” being an unenclosed area used for hunting deer. The area still …called Radnor Forest is a land of hill farming and great moorlands, steep narrow valleys and hills, rising up to the highest point in Radnorshire, Black Mixen at 650m (2150ft). Nowadays the wooded part of Radnor Forest is looked after by Forestry Commission Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government.
Forest with a view
Open areas within the forest offer stunning views to Cader Idris and Snowdonia in the north-west, the Long Mynd to the north-east, across to the Malvern hills to the east and the Brecon Beacons to the south. It has been said that if you travel due east from the Black Mixen hill at the top of the forest the next highest point you come to is the Russian Urals!
I do guided rides from Llandrindod wells that take in the Radnor Forest the distance is roughly 40miles round its one of my favourite rides or if you want a shorter ride I can take you from Great Trewern B & B which is right in the heart of the Radnor Forest its a lovely place to stay for mountain bikers and walkers.