Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre is one of Wales’ premier recreation sites and The UK’s first & largest dedicated mountain bike trail centre. It’s also situated in Snowdonia, on the world famous Mountain Bike and walking trails. Here is a quick guide to get you on the right path!

Mostyn Cottage is situated a short distance from the visitor centre, in the heart of the trails.

Suitable for visitors of all ages and abilities, the centre also caters for families. Choose from a range of home made food and drinks in the café and visit the gift and craft shop.

The centre has three play areas and an Animal Puzzle Trail.  Audio guides tell the story of the forest wildlife and local history.

There are also showers and 24hr toilets on site.

Walking in Coed Y Brenin Forest

Coed Y Brenin  has way-marked walks, running and orienteering trails. It also has a Geocache challenge.

Run Coed Y Brenin

The UK’s first dedicated trailhead trail running shop is situated at Run Coed y Brenin in the visitor centre

Coed y Brenin Bike shop and bike hire

Bikes are available to hire in store at Beics Brenin (Coed y Brenin) for use in Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Beics Brenin, one of the UK’s largest trail head bike stores.

Coed y Brenin Trail Map

The Beics Brenin website has a dedicated Trail Map section with downloadable PDF maps available

Check out very detailed maps for The Foundry skills and training area, green, red, blue and black trails and always follow the Forest cycle code.

Forest Cycle Code

ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET (*Mandatory at Coed y Brenin) and follow the Forest Cycle Code :

  • Consider wearing other protective clothing.
  • Take the time before riding a trail to check out the trail head grading information.
  • Are you confident about what the grading means?
  • Do you really have enough experience for your choice of trail?
  • Are there any detours?
  • You want to get out and ride the trail, here’s a quick checklist:
  • Do you have a trail/route map?
  • Are you carrying spares – an extra inner-tube, for instance?
  • Can you repair a bike on the trail if you need to?
  • For longer rides you’ll need food and water.
  • What about your fitness & stamina?
  • Many accidents are caused through fatigue – don’t join that club!
  • Think about the weather.  Do you know the forecast?  Bear in mind that the weather at the trailhead might be fine, but further up the hill, it could be colder.
  • What about the trail conditions? Has it snowed or rained?