West Wales Ganllwyd Gwynedd Wales
Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park can be found in the south of the Snowdonia National Park, close to Dolgellau in West Wales. It covers an area of some 9,000 acres around the valleys of the rivers Mawddach, Eden, Gain and Wen. To the west lie the rugged Rhinog mountains, to the east the remote Rhobell Fawr and to the south the magnificent mountain of Cader Idris. The forest is popular with walkers (and runners), horse riders, nature lovers, and mountain bike enthusiasts, with trails to suit all tastes. Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre is the focal point in the park. It is renowned for its world class mountain bike trails that offer exhilarating and challenging riding in a woodland setting. There is a cosy restaurant/café and cycle shop (sales, repair, hire) on the site. There are information leaflets on a number of family walking trails, and there is an all-ability play area and all-ability trail leading to the riverside picnic site located next to the visitor centre, just one of many picnic and barbecue sites within the park. Visit Tyddyn Gwladys with picnic tables set right beside the rolling Mawddach River, and the start of the Waterfalls walks. Events throughout the summer, within the park, include Nordic Walking and even Den Building. Visit Ty'n y Groes for a riverside picnic site, playing field and toilet block. All facilities suitable for the less able. Ty'n y Groes is also the start of the Kings Guard and Mynydd Penrhos Trails. Anglers are catered for with fishing for salmon & sea trout (permits from Dolgellau Angling Association). At Pandy there are walking and bike trails, and as with much of the park, facilities include all ability trails with access from disabled only car parks.
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