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Cycle Route, free entry

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Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre

Details

Beast Mountain Biking black (severe) grade Trail (23.6 miles, 38.2 kilometres)
This is the trail that everyone aspires to ride. It's long, it's tough, it will stretch you physically, mentally and has left many broken souls.

You can expect loose rocky climbs, gnarly descents, stone fly offs, berms, tabletops and hips. Get low and funky through Adam & Eve's rhythm section, tight & twisty on the Serpent’s tail, fly down the Adams Family but watch out for Lurch's stone corkscrew before ballistic speeds on Uncle Fester. And don't forget the Pink Heifer, Big Dug combo that gives over 4 kms of continuous sublime singletrack through the majestic tall Douglas Firs. Smash it in a oner and feel the burn!

So will you be dragging yourself up the final climb, limping down the last descent utterly spent, or
will you rise to the challenge and tame the Beast?

More information in relation to whether or not this is suitable for you and where you can get training can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website.

The bike wash facility is - £0.50 (token from Bike Shop)
The showers are - £1.00 for 3 mins

OS Grid Reference: SH 725 272

Access: Difficult

Duration: 3-6hrs

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

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

Summer opening times: 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
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

Car parking costs:
£5.00 (all day)
£3.00 (up to three hours)
£1.00 (up to one hour)

An annual season ticket costs £30 and may be bought in the visitor centre.

The income from car parking charges helps towards the upkeep of the site.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 3 Sep Trail 10k Wales
Sun 12 Nov Coed y Brenin Trail Duathlon

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

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.

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

Contact

Enquiries

01341 440747

Address

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL40 2HZ

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