Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail centre is in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales near Dolgellaua. Coed y Brenin stands as a core part of MTB history in the UK and is still today forging it's future. Being the very first dedicated trail centre in the UK it has the respect of the whole community far and wide. Even today it is still the largest MTB centre with 7 single-track trails that cover an impressive 140 km.
There are trails for all rider ability levels and five of these trails, are red or above. The terrain at coed y Brenin is a combination of natural trails and armoured man-made sections. The original and to many still the best. The trail network is constantly being expanded and includes 3 red, 3 black, 1 blue, 1 green and a brand new freeride and skills area.
The Visitors Centre has also just had a significant extension including a new bike shop and hire facility on the ground floor, with a multi-functional conference/meeting room and cafe overflow area on the first floor, along with toilets offering 24-hour public access.
Y Ffowndri Skills Area
- The new free ride zone snakes down the slope with 8 bermed turns and plenty of features to get you airborne. There is also a drop off zone and a single track zone Features of note are the Sideways slab at the end of the black section and the Lemming stone in the Drop off zone. There is also a kids training zone. Check out the latest pics.
There are three red mountain bike trails:
- The Temtiwr is 8.7km long. This is a short but technical trail – not for novices. Has one long climb on fire road and a great fun technical rocky descent.
- The Cyflym trail is 10.8km long. Starting down Yr Afon Trail, Cyflym coch cuts left up a short technical climb onto Pinderosa. It then pieces together the best of Coed y Brenin’s fast and flowing trail sections. Climbs are relatively short.
- The Dragons Back trail is 31.1km. Previous mtb experience is recommended should you decide to tackle this trail. Long climbs, tight singletrack and long and fast descents
And three black mountain bike trails:
- The MBR is 18.4km long. This predominantly open and flowing trail offers long sweeping descents through spectacular scenery. The new section of the Pink Heifer is something special. Once at the bottom, expect to climb and then descend the “Beginning of the End”, the most technically challenging section of the trail.
Beast of Brenin
- The Beast of Brenin is a tough 38.2km. A long distance route only for the fit.
The Tawr is 20.2km long. It is technically challenging ride with twisty, rocky sections and fast flowing descents.
- The 10km blue trail is quite unique as it is one of the first truly inclusive trails being specially adpated to be ridden by disabled people. It is made up of three loops with the final loop being the most technical.
Yr Afon (Green)
- This 10.8km trail. One for the family to enjoy (although there are a few climbs) . It it is mainly on forest road and there is a shorter 7km option.
- If you have ridden any of these trails at Coed y Brenin then why not post some pictures, videos or write a short review and share your experiences with us.