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  • Visit Wales VAQAS

Walking Route, free entry

VW VAQAS

Coed y Brenin autumn colours in the Forest Garden

Coed y Brenin autumn colours in the Forest Garden

Coed y Brenin autumn colours in the Forest Garden.

Details

Forest Garden Discovery Trail (three quarters of a mile, 1.2 kilometres)
The Forest Garden Discovery Trail starts from a blue badge only Pandy car park by the side of the Afon Babi.

From Pandy car park: Follow the green waymarkers down to the welcome board by the bridge over the Afon Babi. Cross the bridge to discover our tree collection from all around the world. The garden is crisscrossed with a series of formal and informal tracks, some steep and uneven, but there are no steps or stiles. Follow our special fascinating tree-facts posts for a suggested route.

All ability access from the disabled only car park:
We have a disabled only car park back towards the bridge (see welcome board) for using with the all-ability trail. The trail crosses the bridge and follows the river through the lower part of the forest garden to a viewpoint overlooking the waterfall. Here you can hear the story of Pont-Llam-yr-Ewig – Bridge of the Stag’s Leap, using our special wind-up box. The trail is built to all ability standards with an easy gradient and is suitable for wheelchair users.

OS Grid Reference: SH 744225

Access: Easy

Duration: 1hr

Miles: 1

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.

Prices

Free entry

Car parking is free of charge.

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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

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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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