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      About

      Natural Resources Wales’ mountain bike Mecca, Coed-y-Brenin Forest is home to an ever-increasing network of fantastic handbuilt all-weather singletrack including 'Y Slab' the latest addition. The technical roller coaster riding will have you grinning like a fool, with stunning mountain views of surrounding Snowdonia that’ll take your breath away. The MinorTaur is a blue graded development which complements the established red and black rides. Its specially adapted features make Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park the first truly inclusive mountain bike destination in the United Kingdom.

      Coed y Brenin was the first forest to be developed for the sport of mountain biking and to this day retains its reputation as one of the sports premier locations. A range of routes suitable for everyone from families and novices to rocky technical trails for expert riders radiate out from our stunning state of the art eco visitor centre.

      The trail network is constantly being expanded and improved too. The Y Ffowndri Skills Area & Bike Park add a range of features to test and develop your riding. And there is soon to be another loop to extend the already popular MinorTaur (Blue) trail. Be sure to take in the breath-taking scenery, with views across to Cadair Idris, glaciated valleys, wild untamed rivers, an expanse of forest and all in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

      Our car parks and trails are open 24/7

      Facilities:

      The purpose-built visitor centre offers hot drinks, snacks, main meals, bike hire and a fully equipped shop. There is also a trail running shop and a selection of trail running routes. Be sure to visit, we promise you’ll want to return!

      Coed-y-Brenin visitor centre opening hours:

      Summer time: 9.00am – 5.00pm every day
      Winter time: 9.30am – 4.30pm from Monday to Friday & 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturdays and Sundays.
      Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

      The Bike Shop, Beics Brenin is open 7 days a week all year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day).

      Toilets and showers are available as well as disabled and baby changing facilities. There is also a shop for information, bike wash and pay and display car parking facilities.

      Always ride within your ability and the rules of the forest cycle code.

      Contact Info

      Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up to date news about the trails and visitor centre.

      For trail information contact Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre: Tel: 01341 440747

      For accommodation and tourist information contact Barmouth Tourist Information Centre: Tel 01341 280787

      Email [email protected]

      Andy looks after the trails at Coed y Brenin, the Gwydir Mawr trail formerly known as the Marin trail & supports the Penmachno volunteer group. He’s the Natural Resources Wales mountain bike ranger and you can follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/MTBRanger

      Getting Here:

      From North / North East
      Head for Manchester. Take M62 / M6 to M56 towards Chester. Take M53 / A55 south and west round Chester then A494 to Mold. Follow A494 through Ruthin and Bala to Dolgellau. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

      From Midlands, London and South
      Head for Birmingham and then take M6 north. Turn west onto M54 past Telford. Take A5 round Shrewsbury then turn onto A458 through Welshpool. Take A470 north to Dolgellau at Mallwyd roundabout. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

      For Sat Nav/GPS/Mapping Services use: LL40 2HZ
      Grid Reference: SH 725 268
      source: MBWales.com
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: Natural Resources Wales - North
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      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      96
      Trails Mountain Bike
      96
      Trails E-Bike
      60
      Trails Horse
      20
      Trails Hike
      50
      Trails Trail Running
      50
      Total Distance
      71 miles
      Total Descent
      10,520 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,147 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,330 ft
      Reports
      760
      Photos
      100
      Ridden Counter
      54,932

      Photos of Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike

      trail: Flightpath
      12 |
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 11:13am
      Feb 26, 2024
      trail: Flightpath
      10 |
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 11:13am
      Feb 26, 2024
      trail: Flightpath
      13 |
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 10:56am
      Feb 26, 2024
      trail: Bwch Bren
      7 |
      Nov 5, 2023 @ 4:26pm
      Nov 5, 2023
      trail: False Teeth
      9 |
      Nov 5, 2023 @ 4:25pm
      Nov 5, 2023
      trail: False Teeth
      21 |
      Nov 5, 2023 @ 4:25pm
      Nov 5, 2023
      trail: Pinderosa
      204 |
      Nov 23, 2008 @ 1:21pm
      Nov 23, 2008
      trail: Pinderosa
      313 |
      Apr 18, 2005 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 18, 2005
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike

      False Teeth
      0:19 | 178 | Jan 1, 2020
      Uncle Fester and the Rabbit
      2:30 | 145 | Feb 2, 2017
      Slow Ass Badger Ride
      trail: Badger
      3:55 | 42 | Jan 7, 2017
      Muddy Badger 2
      trail: Badger
      2:23 | 18 | Jan 7, 2017
      Muddy Badger
      trail: Badger
      2:03 | 19 | Jan 7, 2017
      New 2km section of singletrack @ Marin trail
      3:08 | 506 | Apr 29, 2016
      badger
      trail: Badger
      1:15 | 26 | Apr 1, 2016
      badger
      trail: Badger
      0:58 | 41 | Apr 1, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Beginning Of The End
      May 15, 2024 @ 7:53am
      3 days
      IdealJonno-06
      Uncle Fester
      May 15, 2024 @ 7:53am
      3 days
      VariableJonno-06
      False Teeth
      May 15, 2024 @ 7:53am
      3 days
      IdealJonno-06
      Slab Climb
      May 15, 2024 @ 7:53am
      3 days
      VariableJonno-06
      Forest Road
      May 15, 2024 @ 7:53am
      3 days
      VariableJonno-06
      Beast connector #64 to #66
      May 15, 2024 @ 7:53am
      3 days
      WetJonno-06
      Brutus
      May 15, 2024 @ 7:53am
      3 days
      WetJonno-06
      Pin's & Needles
      Feb 29, 2024 @ 10:40am
      Feb 29, 2024
      VariableWindblow tree cleared & trail repairs...MTBRanger NRW-N
      Morticia
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 11:41am
      Feb 26, 2024
      Variable Windblow at end of section cleared and...MTBRanger NRW-N
      Flightpath
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 10:32am
      Feb 26, 2024
      Dry All clear and riding well after the last...MTBRanger NRW-N

      Activity Feed

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      mrallankeywishlistrouteactivity #52715468
      May 17, 2024 @ 3:51am
      16 hours
      Jonno-06addreportactivity #52645744 and 6 more
      May 15, 2024 @ 12:31pm
      2 days
      Dwilcowishlistrouteactivity #52224095 and 3 more
      May 7, 2024 @ 8:55am
      May 7, 2024
      OliClarke82wishlistrouteactivity #51760089 and 1 more
      Apr 27, 2024 @ 11:25am
      Apr 27, 2024
      sihaleswishlistrouteactivity #51310689
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 12:26pm
      Apr 17, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      MTBRangerreportFlightpathThanks for explaining. I did think it was odd!...
      Apr 13, 2024 @ 12:17am
      Apr 13, 2024
      Astro87reportFlightpathDeleted my report which was dated 24th Feb 24...
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 12:24pm
      Apr 12, 2024
      MTBRangertrailFlightpathAll open and running well.
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 10:33am
      Feb 26, 2024
      DeathAlliancetrailFlightpathCurrently closed -24.07.2023 due to forest...
      Jul 24, 2023 @ 12:01pm
      Jul 24, 2023
      Woody407trailPublic RoadTurn left after bridge and ascend via Bwch...
      Jul 6, 2023 @ 2:45pm
      Jul 6, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9671 miles10,522 ft32 miles1,148 ft
      #141#1085760116,633
      E-Bike6055 miles6,759 ft23 miles1,102 ft
      #148#117364870
      Horse2021 miles2,041 ft8 miles1,027 ft
      #833#3597
      Hike5052 miles5,607 ft21 miles1,148 ft
      #997#2070659
      Trail Running5052 miles5,607 ft21 miles1,148 ft
      #1,002#2170655
      • By MTBRanger NRW-N & contributors
      • Admins: TCNW, NRW-N
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