Horseshoe Pass

This Welsh won­der is a must for ev­ery rider

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There are cer­tain roads that should be on ev­ery biker’s list and the Horseshoe Pass is one of them. It can eas­ily be in­cluded in a route through the beau­ti­ful North Wales coun­try­side. It starts as you pass over the Dee Bridge in the town of Llan­gollen and turn left onto A542. You can’t miss it as it’s clearly marked with brown tourist signs.

Head out of town and it’s not long be­fore the road opens up and you cross a cat­tle grid, just re­mem­ber that this is a warn­ing to watch out for sheep that roam freely on the moun­tain road.

As you start to climb higher the road tightly hugs the moun­tain, the bends be­come sharper and form the shape of a horseshoe, hence the road name.

From the town it’s just five and a half miles be­fore you reach the sum­mit, some 1500 feet up, where you’ll find the Pon­derosa Café. It doesn’t mat­ter when you visit, there’ll al­ways be fel­low bik­ers down­ing brews. From the café you can ei­ther do a U-turn or con­tinue north, ei­ther way you won’t be dis­ap­pointed.

THE HORSESHOE PASS Drink in the ride then drink in the tea at the Pon­derosa

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