Coed y Brenin

Stay in Coed y Brenin

Mostyn Cottage is located in the forest, a couple of miles from Ganllwyd in Dolgellau, near the Coed y Brenin visitor centre; right in the heart of mountain bike country!

The village of Ganllwyd, in southern Gwynedd, Wales lies within the Snowdonia National Park to the north of Dolgellau. The River Wnion runs through Dolgellau, a market town in Gwynedd.

The town lies in the southern part of The Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of the Cader Idris mountain range.

Although somewhat quieter and less majestic than the north of Snowdonia, Dolgellau is nonetheless just as beautiful. The Cader Idris mountain range is immediately accessible. The  large sandy beach at Barmouth makes for a less adventurous visit, but nonetheless, still a great place to visit for some relaxation.

Dolgellau is great place to stay when touring Snowdonia, and the Coed y Brenin visitor centre is a hotspot for interepid Mountain Bikers, walkers and trail runners.

As well as the waymarked trails at the forest park, there are an number of other walks and rides in the area such as a nine mile journey along the old railway line to Barmouth. The Mawddach Trail featured on Julia Bradbury's "Railway Walks" series on the BBC.

Dolgellau in Coed y Brenin

Once the county town of Gwynedd, Dolgellau boasts historic sites too. The remains of Cymer Abbey (founded in 1198) is within walking distance of the town.

Mountain Bike Trails at Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

The handbuilt and all weather Mountain Bike trails at Coed y Brenin are some of the best in the UK. All the trails start from the Forests Visitor Centre in Coed y Brenin Forest Park and the centre has all the facilities you’ll need. Parking, a cafe where you can enjoy excellent home-made food,  bike rental, bike shop, play area and showers.