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Coed y Brenin Forest

Average Rating:    (4.47 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 59

3 basic routes from very easy to a 38km mountainous ride with thousands of feet of ascent and descent! Also the "Red Bull" route - short but hectic!
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Latitude
52.82880232556793
Longitude
-3.9006614685058594
Trail Directions
Take the A470 north from Dolgellau and the Coed y Brenin forest park appears on the left after 5 miles or so. Park at the visitors centre - the small fee goes towards maintaining the trails
Trail Length
varies - 5-40k
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Dolgellau, Wales
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Review Date
August 30, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: primalcarl ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Sums up my love for mountain biking. Have only ridden here on a short travel hardtail and had the most amazing times. Just got a full sus so looking forward to going again soon.

MBR is the classic CyB trail. Has a bit of everything, and the Pink Heifer section is long and flowing!

Really enjoy the first section from the car park too, very technical and warms you up

Recommended Route:
Love the MBR route, but the Temtiwr is a great short loop too

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Penmachno



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Review Date
September 19, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jwyatt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I recently revisited Coed after a few years riding elsewhere, previously I found it a bit artificial and the descents not to my taste - they were not flowing enough and angled too much towards downhill/freeride for my liking. I have to say I was really, really impressed with the mbr and red bull routes which were far better than I remember. The trails are very rocky but the mbr route in particular has some nice flowing sections, the trails all held up well even in heavy rain, and the Red Bull has a great mix of everything - even some twisty downhill fire roads which personally I love as a change from all the slow/medium speed technical stuff. Cafe and facilities A1 too.

Recommended Route:
mbr

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Red Bull, Karimoor



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Review Date
December 31, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ode ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've been to Coed y Brenin quite a few times now, its a 2.5 hour journey but it's well worth it. My personal favourite is the MBR, it has a bit of everything, without being too long. The Karrimor is also excellent, but there's a lot of firetrack climbing which I get bored of quickly. I used to like the Red Bull but I can't be bothered with it now, only the last 2 sections of singletrack really seem worth all the climbing.

Recommended Route:
MBR or Karrimor. Try one, you'll love it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Marin trail in Betws-y-Coed. Not quite as good as Coedy but still better than what we have in Cheshire ;-)



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Review Date
December 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tom Orr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've only ridden the karrimore so far, (I recomend this trail for someone who has a spare set of lungs/legs). Fairly long, very technical, some of north wales's finest, I live here i should know. There are some brilliant technical single track sections, some ace climbs. I feel that some parts could benifit from a berm or two....... BUT i'm not complaining, as it is well worth the trip. I find that half way around if you start imagining the cheese on toast from the cafe floating in front of you, you will cover the other half in no time at all. There are also some great views and spliff spots around too.....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gwydyr, Nant yr Arian, most of Snowdonia, (go into Energy cycles in LLanberis, ask the people in Energy Cycles where 'Telegraph Pass' is, and even if they tell you to do it from the Llanberis side, don't, attack it from the Beddgelert side TOWARDS Llanberis, OR go up, reach the top, and turn around and go!!



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Review Date
September 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: R , from Near CYB

Summary:
I slagged it off a bit years ago, but have come here again to say some good things. I have ridden all of the trails, some of them a few times, in the last few years and have come to enjoy them greatly. The Karrimor is especially good, with some really good singletrack and some really steep rooty stuff. The Red Bull doesn't really do it for me (as you probably guessed from my previous review), but I have come to realise that it is pretty good for the beginner and a quick run. The MBR is also very good, a bit of a shortened Karrimor I felt. I think the reason I like the Karrimor is because it is a little less used and a little "wilder". I also think I am spoilt as I only come from down the road!!! The facilities and parking are excellent, the cafe staff are also friendly and helpful.

Recommended Route:
Karrimor

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Betws y Coed



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