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Coed y Brenin

About

Natural Resources Wales’ mountain bike Mecca, Coed-y-Brenin Forest is home to an ever-increasing network of fantastic handbuilt all-weather singletrack including the ‘Falseteeth’ which incorporates the biggest feature in the forest, ‘The Cavity’. Drop in and get spat out over the exit with as much style as you can muster! The technical roller coaster riding will have you grinning like a fool, with stunning mountain views of surrounding Snowdonia that’ll take your breath away. The MinorTaur is a blue graded development which complements the established red and black rides. Its specially adapted features make Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park the first truly inclusive mountain bike destination in the United Kingdom.

Coed y Brenin was the first forest to be developed for the sport of mountain biking and to this day retains its reputation as the sports premier location. A range of routes suitable for everyone from families and novices (Yr Afon) to rocky technical trails for expert riders radiate out from our stunning state of the art eco visitor centre. Take a look around for yourself using the interactive virtual tour above.

The trail network is constantly being expanded and improved too. The Y Ffowndri Skills Area & Bike Park add a range of features to test and develop your riding. Be sure to take in the breath-taking scenery, with views across to Cadair Idris, glaciated valleys, wild untamed rivers, an expanse of forest and all in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

Our car parks and trails are open 24/7!

Facilities

The purpose-built visitor centre offers hot drinks, snacks, main meals, bike hire and a fully equipped shop. Be sure to visit, we promise you’ll want to return!

Coed-y-Brenin visitor centre opening hours:

Summer time: 9.00am – 5.00pm every day
Winter time: 9.30am – 4.30pm from Monday to Friday & 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

The Bike Shop, Beics Brenin is open 7 days a week all year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day).

Toilets and showers are available as well as disabled and baby changing facilities. There is also a shop for information, bike wash and pay and display car parking facilities.

Always ride within your ability and the rules of the forest cycle code.

Contact Info

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up to date news about the trails and visitor centre.

For trail information contact Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre: Tel: 01341 440747

For accommodation and tourist information contact Barmouth Tourist Information Centre: Tel 01341 280787

Email barmouth.tic@gwynedd.gov.uk

Andy looks after the trails at Coed y Brenin, the Gwydir Mawr trail formerly known as the Marin trail & supports the Penmachno & Dyfi volunteer groups. He’s the Natural Resources Wales mountain bike ranger and you can follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/MTBRanger or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MTBRanger.CoedyBrenin

Getting Here

From North / North East
Head for Manchester. Take M62 / M6 to M56 towards Chester. Take M53 / A55 south and west round Chester then A494 to Mold. Follow A494 through Ruthin and Bala to Dolgellau. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

From Midlands, London and South
Head for Birmingham and then take M6 north. Turn west onto M54 past Telford. Take A5 round Shrewsbury then turn onto A458 through Welshpool. Take A470 north to Dolgellau at Mallwyd roundabout. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

For Sat Nav/GPS/Mapping Services use: LL40 2HZ
Grid Reference: SH 725 268

 

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Abel
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Beast of Brenin

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Dreamtime
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Cyflym Coch

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Cyflym Coch strings together some of the best fast flowing sections in Coed y Brenin, with relatively short climbs.
CyB_Big Doug
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Dragon’s Back

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MBR

This predominantly open and flowing trail offers long sweeping descents through spectacula ...
This predominantly open and flowing trail offers long sweeping descents through spectacular scenery.
MinoTaur
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MinorTaur

This trail aims to introduce new mountain bikers to ‘singletrack’ off road cycling. It bri ...
This trail aims to introduce new mountain bikers to ‘singletrack’ off road cycling. It bridges the gap at Coed y Br ...
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Tarw Du

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A technically challenging ride with twisty, rocky sections, fast flowing descents and views across to the Snowdonia ...
CyB_Seven_Sisters
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Temtiwr

This short but technical trail tests all a rider’s skills and abilities – not for novices. ...
This short but technical trail tests all a rider’s skills and abilities – not for novices. It gives the experienced ...
Y Ffowndri
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Y Ffowndri Skills Area

If you're new to mountain biking or want to learn those essential, off-road riding techniq ...
If you're new to mountain biking or want to learn those essential, off-road riding techniques, then this is the pla ...
Yr Afon
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Yr Afon

This trail takes in some of the most picturesque parts of the River Mawddach. You will pas ...
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