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Walking Route, free entry

Family by the Afon Eden River

Family by the Afon Eden River

Family by the Afon Eden River

Details

Afon Eden Riverside Walking Trail (1 mile, 1.6 kilometres)
This riverside trail meanders down to a picnic site on the banks of the River Eden. The trail is wide and is suitable for pushchairs. It includes an animal puzzle trail for younger visitors. Return along the same path or take the slightly steeper pushchair friendly route alongside the river back to the visitor centre.

Start: From the visitor centre car park.

Highlights: The Afon Eden rushing over the rocks at the picnic site on this walk is suitable for all.

Take this gentle route suitable for all from the visitor centre down through scent-filled woodlands to the riverside picnic site.

See the Afon Eden rushing over the rocks. The first section is two-way and suitable for wheelchair users. The trail then follows the river, climbing back to the forest road to the visitor centre on easy gradients through the area of young oak, rowan, birch and beech.

The riverside loop has resting benches at least every 150m and no steps or stiles.

OS Grid Reference: SH 725 268

Access: Easy

Duration: 1hr

Miles: 1

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impaired

Coed y Brenin visitor centre The Visitor Centre has the following facilities: Toilets (including disabled toilets) Showers (in male, female and disabled changing rooms) Bike wash (token from visitor centre shop/information desk) Café (see above) Shop Information desk Picnic sites and BBQ There are a number of picnic tables around the main car parks within Coed y Brenin Forest Park plus many more on the waymarked walking trails. Some of the picnic tables have metal frames for holding disposable barbeques. There are also stone BBQ plinths in Glasdir and Ty'n y Groes picnic sites. Please ensure all fires are extinguished and tidied up after use.

Opening details

Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 5pm

Winter opening times: 9.30am - 4.30pm from Monday to Friday
Saturdays and Sunday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Prices

Free entry

Car parking charges for the visitor centre are:
Up to one hour £1.00
Up to three hours £3.00
All day £5.00

Blue Badge Parking is also available (3 bays in front of the centre)

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Contact

Enquiries

01341 440747

Address

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL40 2HZ

Location and nearby places

Directions

Plan route to Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 723268  Lat: 52.82356 Long: -3.89658

East off the A470, 8 miles North of Dolgellau just North of Ganllwyd, South of Trawsfynydd/Porthmadog. Follow the brown tourist signs.

Local public transport is available, however the nearest train station is Barmouth.

Cycle Network: NCN route 82, Lon Las (North) and Lon Las Cymru all pass through the centre.

www.traveline-cymru.info

www.sustrans.org.uk

Parking charges:
1 hour - £1
up 3 hours - £3.00
All day - £5.00
Blue Badge Parking is also available (4 bays in front of the centre)

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 15 miles from Barmouth station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Coed y Brenin visitor centre The Visitor Centre has the following facilities: Toilets (including disabled toilets) Showers (in male, female and disabled changing rooms) Bike wash (token from visitor centre shop/information desk) Café (see above) Shop Information desk Picnic sites and BBQ There are a number of picnic tables around the main car parks within Coed y Brenin Forest Park plus many more on the waymarked walking trails. Some of the picnic tables have metal frames for holding disposable barbeques. There are also stone BBQ plinths in Glasdir and Ty'n y Groes picnic sites. Please ensure all fires are extinguished and tidied up after use.

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