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image for Mountain Biking item typeThe Marin Trail at Gwydir Forest Park (NRW)

Mountain Biking, free entry

Mountain biking on Marin Trail Gwydir Forest

Mountain biking on Marin Trail Gwydir Forest

Mountain bikers on Marin Trail Gwydir Forest

Details

Marin (red difficult grade) Trail (15.5 miles, 25 kilometres)
The Marin Trail is a proper mountain bike trail in every sense of the term. Big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery make this a trail to remember. Most, but not all, of the climbs are on forest roads and tracks giving you time to take in the views of the mountains of Snowdonia, and all of the descents are on singletrack. The singletrack varies from very tight, technical and rocky to wonderfully open and flowing, from dark forest to exposed ridgelines.

More information in relation to whether or not this is suitable for you and where you can get training can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website.

Car parking is free of charge.

Directions:

Turn west off the B5106 near Gwydir Castle, Llanrwst, onto a minor road into the forest. Then take the first forest road on the left signposted Sawbench/Mainc Llifio.

Public Transport:

The nearest station is Llanrwst.

The OS grid reference is SH 790 609.

Picnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

The Gwydir Forest can be accessed from eight different car parks and locations. Most of which are close to refreshment places and toilets. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

0300 065 3000

Address

Nr Betws- Y- Coed,
Conwy,
LL24 0AA

Location

Directions

Plan route to Gwydir Forest Park (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 794611  Lat: 53.13384 Long: -3.80334

Minor road East off the A470 in Llanrwst.

Various access points off the A5 between Capel Curig and Betws y Coed.

OS Grid Reference: SH794611

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The Gwydir Forest can be accessed from eight different car parks and locations. Most of which are close to refreshment places and toilets. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.