Coed y Brenin Forest Park offers all sorts of activities such as mountain biking, and lots of trails.
There is a dedicated family trail ‘Yr Afon Trail’, that has no technical single track sections, and follows the forest roads around the hillsides. This route is nearly 11km and should take between 1-3 hours, depending on pace.
More details on the Mountain Biking routes at Coed y Brenin can be found by clicking here.
On Saturday mornings is the Coyed y Brenin Dragons family mountain biking club. Click here for more details.
This is a ‘Blue’ route and classed as Moderate. It is more challenging than the family trail, with single track routes (about 1.5 metres wide) but it is not as difficult as the Red or Black runs. It suitable for beginners with basic off-road biking skills (steering, braking correctly, riding out of the saddle, basic body weight position, etc.)
The Minor Taur does contain climbs (including a 12% gradient, but on a forest road, not single track).
It is split into two loops. The first is 3KM, with 50m to climb, and should take 20-40 minutes. The second loop is 5k, has 90m of climbs, and should take under an hour.
Details on mountain biking routes can be found at Natural Resources Wales website.
If you’d rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, the Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park has a number of walks, from an all ability trail to longer and more difficult walks.
Details on walks can be found here: Natural Resources Wales walk routes at Coed y Brenin This includes some easy 1 mile trails from the Visitor Centre and more difficult 4.5-mile route.
The Visitor’s Centre (the start of the mountain biking routes) is open every day.
Details can be found by clicking here.
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Where to find Coed y Brenin Forest Park
Sat Nav Postcode: LL40 2HZ
Latitude: 52.8243446, Longitude: -3.8962018
The Visitor Centre is on the A470, eight miles north of Dolgellau.
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Photo Credit: photo c/o Natural Resources Wales.
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