Mountain biking & trail-riding

Our three outdoor education centres in Monmouthshire and Powys are ideally placed to offer a variety of mountain-biking and cycling opportunities. All bikes and helmets are provided for school and youth groups.

Gwent Outdoor Centres – mountainbikingGwent Outdoor Centres – mountainbikingThere are easy rides along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal near Gilwern and Talybont as well as hard-packed trails in the Brecon Beacons like the Taff Trail. The Forest of Dean, nearest to our Hilston Park centre, offers off-road trails varying in length to suit all abilities.

And of course there is challenging off-road mountain-biking with trails all over the Brecon Beacons National Park. We can train keen mountain-bikers who'd like to become qualified leaders too. We offer courses under the Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS).

We also offer National Governing Body Awards in canoeing, kayaking, climbing, caving, hill walking, orienteering and navigation as well as mountain-biking.

All that fresh air on two wheels – whether it's easy cycling or challening off-road mountain-biking – will build confidence, self-esteem and fitness.

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Our safety standards

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Safety first for all

At Gwent Outdoor Centres our experienced staff always put safety first. We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), which is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive. The AALA was set up to ensure outdoor activity providers follow good safety management practices. These should allow young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities outdoors – without being exposed to avoidable risks.

We continually monitor and update our procedures to ensure the safety of the young people in our care.

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Important info

I really enjoyed Talybont and learnt a lot and also ate a lot :)
– Deri
Woodlands Primary School

Hilston Park, Monmouthshire

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Talybont Outdoor Centre, Powys

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Gilwern Outdoor Centre, Abergavenny

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