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Visitor Centre, free entry

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre

Details

Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

The Cafe uses the best locally produced and healthy food with bread and cakes from local bakers or from the cafe's own kitchen. Meat is supplied using local breeds of Welsh Black Beef and Welsh Mountain Lamb and venison burgers and sausages all come from within Coed y Brenin Forest itself.

The Visitor Centre is the starting point for 6 mountain bike trails including Red Bull trail (7.5 miles), Karrimor trail (20 miles) and other technical trails. All waymarked, with guides available. 4 way-marked walk trails ranging from 1 to 5 miles.

Audio trails are available so download onto your mobile phone and take with you when you walk around this beautiful forest area.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities 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

The Visitor Centre and Cafe are open 7 days per week, throughout the year (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

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

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

Bike Wash - £0.50 (token from Bike Shop)
Showers - £1.00 for 3 mins

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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
  • 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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