Coed y Brenin is a forest in the Snowdonia National Park. It has several man-made mountain bike singletrack courses in a woodland setting, varying in length from 12 to 38 km, and one dual slalom course. The purpose-built visitor centre offers hot drinks, snacks, main meals, bike hire and a fully equipped shop

The Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach Trail footpath walk and cycle route winds for 9.5 miles (15km). Set along the disused railway track on the southern edge of the Mawddach estuary. Whilst the trail can be joined at several points it starts in the market town of Dolgellau. It finishes by crossing the railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth.

Taith Ardudwy Trail

Taith Ardudwy Way is a well signposted upland pathway of 24 miles from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. The route is divided into three sections:

Southern: Barmouth to Tal y Bont (8 miles).
Central: Tal y Bont to Harlech (13 miles)
Northern: Harlech to Llandecwyn (12 miles).

The Way is chosen to take in some of the best coastal and mountain views in Wales. Visiting prehistoric sites and offers the chance to see varied vegetation and rare birds of the area. The Way is mostly on quiet lanes, tracks, and pathways all of which are marked with the Buzzard logo.

Trawsfynydd Lake

The cycle loop around Trawsfynydd Lake measures a total of 8 miles. You can start the loop from either in Trawsfynydd itself, or at the new Lake Centre. As you cycle along the route you will see some stunning views of the Lake itself and the beautiful nature around the area.

Places to eat

Bryn Arms, Coed-y-Llwyn, LL41 4EN, Tel 01766 590655 Pub and Restaurant, 7 mins

Royal Ship, Dolgellau, LL41 1AR, Tel 0134142220 Pub and Restaurant, 20 mins

George III, Dolgellau, LL40 1YD, Tel 01341 422525 Pub and Restaurant, 19 min

Cross Foxes Hotel, Trawsfynydd, LL41 4SE, Tel 07506 710820 Restaurant, 5 min

Cosy Takeaway, Dolgellau, LL40 1LN, Tel 01341 422221 Fish and Chips, 15 mins

Chinese Cottage, Dolgellau, LL40 1 BW, Tel 01341 422258 Chinese food, 15 mins

The Creel, Porthmadog, LL49 9NW, Tel 01766 513653 Fish and Chips, 22 mins

Lemon Grass, Dolgellau,LL40 1RE, Tel 01341 421300 Indian food, 15mins

Eating Gorilla, Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6bn, Tel 01766 770292 Vegan Restaurant,15 mins

Oakley Arms, Blaenau Ffestiniog ,LL41 3YU, Tel 01766 590277 Restaurant, 10 mins

The Stag Inn , Dolgellau, LL40 1AU, Tel 07846 202522 Restaurant, 15 mins, dog friendly

DD’s Bakery and sandwich bar, Dolgellau, LL40 1PY, Tel 01341 423832

Local shops

Shop on site see on site map

Siop Glyndwr Premier, Trawsfynydd, ll41 4sf

Aldi Penamser Rd, Porthmadog, LL49 9NY

Lidl Penamser Rd, Porthmadog, LL49 9NY

Tesco High St, Porthmadog, LL49 9NU

Petrol station

Prysor Service Station, Trawsfynydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 4TW

Meirion Mill, Machynlleth, SY20 9LS

Taxi services from Trawfyndd. 01766 772926 ( mob 07483 166901) and 07487 570383.