Welcome to Coed y Brenin Forest Park
Forestry Commission Wales' premier visitor centre is set in the southern reaches of Snowdonia National Park, with easy access from the A470, 8 miles north of the historic market town of Dolgellau.
Coed y Brenin visitor centre is open 7 days a week, it is fully accessible and has a café with an extensive local menu, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities, a shop and staffed information point, as well as meeting rooms for hire.
To contact the Ranger call 01341 440747.
Mountain Biking - Single-track heaven
Coed y Brenin made its name as Britain’s first purpose-built mountain bike centre and it continues to be at the forefront of cross country mountain bike development to this day.
There are 8 waymarked trails in the forest park, ranging from a forest road trail to the waterfalls, a blue grade mountain bike trail suitable for children, novices, family groups and adaptive mountain bikes and 6 red and black grade trails for the more experienced rider.
There are even showers and a bike wash available, so rider and machine can return home minus the dirt!
Why not visit the Coed y Brenin mountain bike home page to download the free trail guides and to find out which routes are suitable for you?
If you haven’t brought your bike it’s not a problem as there is quality bike hire on site - best to book in advance on 01341 440728.
Challenge your Boundaries
This is an initiative, set up by a local Community Group to provide an authentic mountain bike experience for disabled riders with a range of abilities and is based around the MinorTaur 'moderate' blue grade mountain bike trail.
A range of adaptive mountain bikes (aMtB) are available to hire, along with personalised tuition and guiding facilities from qualified leaders. Further information, contact and booking details are available on the Challenge Your Boundaries website.
A Family Adventure Destination
There’s a lot more to Coed y Brenin than mountain biking! Why not try the children’s adventure playground, pick up a leaflet for the animal puzzle trail, or stretch your legs on the waymarked running trails and orienteering courses?
There is a wide range of walking trails from wheelchair and pushchair friendly to rugged mountain yomps: why not visit the Goldmine and cascading waterfalls on the Afon Mawddach, stroll through the colossal Douglas fir trees on the “Kings Guards Trail” from Tyn y Groes or visit the world famous copper mines at Glasdir?
For those of a more technological nature why not enjoy a “virtual ranger” tour with our free to download MP3 audio trails and find out about the local heritage and wildlife, or try treasure hunting on the geoaching trail using a handheld GPS device?
Download free trail maps and audio trails and see in more detail exactly what Coed y Brenin has to offer for the whole family, no matter what your age.