Preseli Hills

The Preselis are a compact range of wild and rugged hills in Pembrokeshire which offer a fantastic location for many outdoor activities, including mountain biking.

The area is full of classic Welsh landscapes and historical artifacts including standing stones and ancient burial chambers.  It is believed that the bluestones of Stonehenge may have been transported from here but this is still up for debate among archaeologists and historians.

The mountain biking here is mainly on bridleways across a natural moorland landscape. You can expect some big climbs and some smooth, undulating grassy descents. It is worth bearing in mind that during wet weather the ground can be boggy making the riding quite challenging in places, particularly on the climbs.

The trails are natural and rather undefined so we would recommend using a guide book such as 'Wales Mountain Biking' by Tom Hutton which includes a black graded route with full description and map. Click here to view the book on Amazon

Bike Hire Newport is a local bike hire company who can offer advice and knowledge on a range of on and off-road cycle routes in the area. Check out their website at

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How to find Preseli Hills

The best base for exploring the Preseli Hills is Newport in Pembrokeshire which lies on the main A486 about 7 miles east of Fishguard.

Sat Nav users use this postcode: SA42 0SY

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