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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 barmouth.tic@gwynedd.gov.uk

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

      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
      Parking google parking directions
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
      • 24
      • 3
      • 8
      • 21
      • 18

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 10, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      75
      Trails Mountain Bike
      75
      Trails E-Bike
      38
      Trails Hike
      30
      Trails Trail Running
      30
      Total Distance
      52 miles
      Total Descent
      8,787 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,147 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,330 ft
      Reports
      497
      Photos
      71
      Ridden Counter
      34,192

      Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Temtiwr
      5 miles
      dyfi cyb enduro 2018
      26 miles
      Coed y Brenin - MBR
      11 miles
      The Beast
      22 miles
      Rocky Route
      13 miles
      Tarw Du
      12 miles
      Tarw Du
      12 miles
      MinorTaur Trail
      5 miles
      24 mile Coed y Brenin All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog24 miles
      21 mile Coed y Brenin Ridepopular ridelog21 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      Past Week
      • 13 rides

      Photos of Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike

      trail: Pink Heifer
      19 |
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 12:41pm
      Oct 2, 2020
      trail: Pink Heifer
      18 |
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 12:40pm
      Oct 2, 2020
      47 |
      Aug 18, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      Aug 18, 2020
      39 |
      Aug 18, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      Aug 18, 2020
      9 |
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 5:28am
      Jul 6, 2020
      9 |
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 5:27am
      Jul 6, 2020
      trail: Pinderosa
      163 |
      Nov 23, 2008 @ 1:21pm
      Nov 23, 2008
      trail: Pinderosa
      284 |
      Apr 18, 2005 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 18, 2005
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike

      False Teeth
      0:19 | 104 | Jan 1, 2020
      Uncle Fester and the Rabbit
      2:30 | 124 | Feb 2, 2017
      Slow Ass Badger Ride
      trail: Badger
      3:55 | 30 | Jan 7, 2017
      Muddy Badger 2
      trail: Badger
      2:23 | 11 | Jan 7, 2017
      Muddy Badger
      trail: Badger
      2:03 | 15 | Jan 7, 2017
      Lee's Quarry
      0:05 | 983 | Jul 3, 2016
      Lee's Quarry
      0:05 | 51 | Jul 3, 2016
      New 2km section of singletrack @ Marin trail
      3:08 | 499 | Apr 29, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2344931DanM1898riddentrailAbel
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 2:28am
      Nov 8, 2021
      user #2507348chris0hudsonaddreportBrutus and 19 more
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 9:24am
      Sep 12, 2021
      user #2850186ThomCzUcyrriddentrailFirst Steps/Slipway and 2 more
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 12:28pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      user #1819300KbmxerriddentrailBwch Bren and 11 more
      Aug 31, 2021 @ 2:10pm
      Aug 31, 2021
      user #2782704pennynbuzzriddentrailPugsley and 2 more
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 28, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2782704pennynbuzztrailBugsyGood condition no issues just watch the exit...
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 1:26pm
      Aug 28, 2021
      user #523559hexhamstutrailForest RoadSkip this part of the route, it's pointless...
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 8:41am
      Jul 28, 2021
      user #1181871alex8584trailR74Amazing trail, really fun some of the best xc...
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 1:22pm
      Sep 30, 2019

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      Abercegir Caban and Beudy Banc 116.3 km
      Rhiwlwyfen 116.6 km
      Revolution Bikepark 220.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7552 miles8,786 ft25 miles1,148 ft
      #142#105649784,581
      E-Bike3836 miles4,797 ft15 miles974 ft
      #110#94841220
      Hike3034 miles3,862 ft14 miles1,148 ft
      #931#2446031
      Trail Running3034 miles3,862 ft14 miles1,148 ft
      #937#2546013
      • By MTBRanger NRW-N & contributors
      • Admins: NRW-N
      • #5846 - 8,159 views
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