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Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Cafe, free entry

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Details

Our Food:
We pride ourselves in using the best locally produced and healthy food for our menus. That’s why our bread and cakes come from local bakers or from our own kitchen, our meat is supplied using local breeds of Welsh Black Beef and Welsh Mountain Lamb and our venison burgers and sausages come from within Coed y Brenin Forest itself.

Fairtrade:
Of course some produce cannot be found locally so wherever possible we try to purchase Fairtrade products such as our Coffee, which is barista made by trained staff.

Green Initiative:
In order to encourage ‘greener’ visits we offer a 10% discount to anyone travelling to Coed y Brenin by public transport. Just show your valid ticket to the café staff.

Coed y Brenin Venison:
Support sustainable forest management and try one of our venison burgers.

Our venison is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified as it comes from a sustainable source. Our own Wildlife/Conservation Ranger, Iori Jones, manages the fallow deer population here at Coed y Brenin to ensure that the trees are able to grow naturally without being over nibbled by the deer. This produces plenty of venison which is butchered at Bala and sold here in our café. As the deer are from our own forest, our burgers are very low in "food miles" which means that there is very little greenhouse gas emission produced in their transportation.

Venison is also very low in cholesterol compared with other types of red meats so is good for you. But most of all, the Coed y Brenin venison burger, with mozzarella and cross hatch bun is delicious. Vegetarian and Vegan Food We also offer vegetarian and vegan dishes including breakfasts, baguettes and jacket potatoes with fillings.

Vegetarian & Vegan Food:
We also offer vegetarian and vegan choices, including breakfasts and jacket potatoes with fillings,

Daily specials board.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually 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

Open all the time

Summer opening times:
9.30am - 5.00pm every day

Winter opening times:
9.30am - 4.30pm from Monday to Friday
9.30 - 5pm Saturdays and Sundays

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)

Location

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 accessDisabled access
  • 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 not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually 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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