Dragon’s Back Coed y Brenin Red MTB Route

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Route Summary:

30.3 km 1049 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish:


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Dragon’s Back Coed y Brenin Red MTB Route Details

This is a long and challenging route from the Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre.

From the FC Website:”The Dragon’s Back is a classic cross country mountain bike trail which has matured well. Formerley the Karrimor trail it has had some fine additions over the years. Challenging climbs, tight singletrack and long fast descents have made this ride into one of the most revered throughout europe.”

The Route

Click here for a printable map and guide from the Forestry Commission website.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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