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image for Walking Route item typeGlasdir Copper Trail at Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW)

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Walking Route, free entry

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre

Details

Glasdir Copper Trail (three quarters of a mile, 1.2 kilometres).
The trail starts from the Glasdir car park or disabled access from disabled only car park.

From the car park cross the road into Ty’n y Buarth meadow and picnic site and follow the red trail down to the Afon Babi, where local folklore says a fairy baby was exchanged for a local farmer’s child.

Cross the Afon Babi at its lower road bridge and then take a circular tour of the old copper workings rising to the upper tier where a viewpoint offers a vista over the whole site and river valley below.

You can extend the walk to reach the Forest Garden from here – pick up the
green waymarkers from the upper level.

The Copper Trail has a number of flights of steps both on the steep ascent and descent through the old workings.

All ability access to the viewpoint is available from the disabled only car park at Pont Llam yr Ewig.

The trail is built to all ability standards with an easy gradient and is suitable for wheelchair users.

OS Grid Reference: SH 716 277

Access: Moderate

Duration: 1hr

Miles: 1

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Coed y Brenin visitor centre The Visitor Centre has the following facilities: Toilets (including disabled toilets) Showers (in male, female and disabled changing rooms) Bike wash (token from visitor centre shop/information desk) Café (see above) Shop Information desk Picnic sites and BBQ There are a number of picnic tables around the main car parks within Coed y Brenin Forest Park plus many more on the waymarked walking trails. Some of the picnic tables have metal frames for holding disposable barbeques. There are also stone BBQ plinths in Glasdir and Ty'n y Groes picnic sites. Please ensure all fires are extinguished and tidied up after use.

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

01341 440747

Address

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL40 2HZ

Location

Directions

Plan route to Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 723268  Lat: 52.82356 Long: -3.89658

East off the A470, 8 miles North of Dolgellau just North of Ganllwyd, South of Trawsfynydd/Porthmadog. Follow the brown tourist signs.

Local public transport is available, however the nearest train station is Barmouth.

Cycle Network: NCN route 82, Lon Las (North) and Lon Las Cymru all pass through the centre.

www.traveline-cymru.info

www.sustrans.org.uk

Parking charges:
1 hour - £1
up 3 hours - £3.00
All day - £5.00
Blue Badge Parking is also available (4 bays in front of the centre)

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 15 miles from Barmouth station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Coed y Brenin visitor centre The Visitor Centre has the following facilities: Toilets (including disabled toilets) Showers (in male, female and disabled changing rooms) Bike wash (token from visitor centre shop/information desk) Café (see above) Shop Information desk Picnic sites and BBQ There are a number of picnic tables around the main car parks within Coed y Brenin Forest Park plus many more on the waymarked walking trails. Some of the picnic tables have metal frames for holding disposable barbeques. There are also stone BBQ plinths in Glasdir and Ty'n y Groes picnic sites. Please ensure all fires are extinguished and tidied up after use.