A cycle route takes in misty lakes, forest tracks and quiet lanes amid a distant, magical a part of Powys. The epic trip ends in a comfortable pub simply as rain sweeps in

“You used to have the ability to trip by way of right here,” I stated. “Sure,” replied my buddy Mark, “however that was greater than 20 years in the past.”

We had been on the lookout for a dust highway by way of Cwm Henog forest, to the west of Llanwrtyd Wells in mid-Wales. I cycled round right here usually within the 1980s and 90s after I began mountain biking however issues change, even in these distant hills: I merely couldn’t discover that previous highway.