Coed y Brenin

Mynydd Penrhos Mountain Trail

A Short route with a bit of a pull up to the summit of Mynydd Penrhos. From the FC Website: “The walk starts among magnificent douglas fir trees along the Afon Mawddach, it then climbs to the top of Mynydd Penrhos,where there are excellent views of the Y Garn, Cader Idris and Rhobell Fawr. The …

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Coed y Brenin Volcano Trail

A slightly longer ramble in the Coed y Brenin Forest. From the FC Website: “Follow a combination of forest tracks, minor roads and rough uneven paths on this circular long distance waymarked walk visiting a number of key features in the forest including the copper bog. “ The Route Click here for a printable map …

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The Glasdir Copper Trail

Very easy woodland ramble in the Coed y Brenin forest park. From the FC Website: “The walk takes you through the old copper mine of Glasdir where copper was mined from 1852 to 1914. It was here that the owner Alexander Elmore patented a method of extracting copper from the ore using oil flotation. This …

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Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail

A steady walk towards Pistyll Cain and Rhaeadr Mawddach. Can be completed on mountain bikes as well. From the FC Website: “A riverside walk on forest tracks, suitable for pushchairs, to the beautiful waterfalls of Rhaeadr Mawddach and Pistyll Cain, the route passes old gold mine workings along the way. A shorter blue waymarked route …

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Gain Waterfall Trail

An easy woodland walk from the Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre, though regarded as ‘tough’ on the FC’s rambling scale! From the FC Website: “This is a tough circular walk, climbing over the Cefndeuddwr ridge before descending via the stone bridge across the upper Gain, to the Gwynfynedd Goldmine and waterfalls at the confluence of …

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Cefndeuddwr Trail

A Very easy family ramble from the Coed y Brenin visitor centre. From the FC Website: “A gently rising walk through mixed woodland and boulder fields on wide well surfaced paths leading to the Cefndeuddwr viewpoint and picnic tables. This walk is suitable for all the family including pushchairs. There are no steps or stiles …

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Coed y Brenin MinorTaur

The Minor-tour at Coed y Brenin is a Blue rated route for beginners and is also suitable for adaptive mountain bikes. It’s split into three loops allowing you to gradually progress to longer routes as your ability and fitness increases. What the FC have to say about it: The MinorTaur has quickly become the most popular trail …

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Yr Afon Green Mountain Bike Route

This is the easiest waymarked route in Coed y Brenin that follows a minor road and easy forest tracks that’s ideal for someone setting out on a mountain bike for the first time and for families. The Route Click here for a printable map and guide from the Forestry Commission website.  

The Beast of Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Route

From the FC Website: “A combination of the Dragons Back and MBR routes, giving a long gruelling challenge.” This isn’t called the Beast for nothing. OS Map Required OS Explorer 18 Landranger 124 Click here for a printable map and guide from the Forestry Commission website.