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Picnic Site:Coed y Brenin | Glasdir at Coed y Brenin Forest Park (NRW)

Picnic Site & Nature Trails, free entry

Pont Cae'n y Coed

Pont Cae'n y Coed

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Details

The main car park is adjacent to a picnic site with barbecue by the side of the delightful Afon Las river, the start of the Glasdir walks. There is an additional disabled only car park (Pont Llam yr Ewig) with an accessible picnic table and access to the all-ability trail at the top of the Copper Works.

Discover the world-wide significance of this little mine by listening to our Copper Mine MP3 audio trail.

GLASDIR COPPER TRAIL (¾ mile, 1.2 kilometres) Red waymarkers from Glasdir car park
Discover an old copper works hidden in a quiet rural setting. Follow the red waymarkers from the main Glasdir car park through the picnic site down to the river. The trail then takes in a circuit of the old copper mine set into the hillside in a series of high stone terraces. The trail is often less than 1m wide in places, on an unmade, uneven surface, where you can expect mud, rocks and tree roots. There are several flights of steps on the steep ascents and descents through the old workings.

OS Grid Reference: SH 716 277

GLASDIR ACCESSIBLE TRAIL (½ mile, 850m) Blue waymarkers from Pont Llam yr Ewig car park for disabled visitors
Follow the blue waymarkers from the Pont Llam yr Ewig car park along an old tramway to the viewpoint above the mine workings. The accessible trail is suitable for wheelchairs. It is 1.5m wide, flat, well surfaced with passing bays every 50m and resting points every 150m.

Picnic site

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

There are public toilets at the Ty'n y Groes site only.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Car parking charges for the visitor centre are:
Up to one hour £1.00
Up to three hours £3.00
All day £5.00

Blue Badge Parking is also available (3 bays in front of the centre)

Address

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL402HN

Directions

Plan route to Coed y Brenin Forest Park (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 729234  Lat: 52.79319 Long: -3.88584

FOREST GARDEN
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. At a crossroads just after the Glasdir car park turn left uphill. Turn right at the next cross roads and cross a small bridge (Pont Llam yr Ewig). The car park for disabled visitors is on the left and the main car park is another 150 metres up the hill on the left.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. At a crossroads just after the Glasdir car park turn left uphill. Turn right at the next cross roads and cross a small bridge (Pont Llam yr Ewig).The car park for disabled visitors is on the left and the main car park is another 150 metres up the hill on the left.

GLASDIR
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. The Glasdir car park is on the right with a picnic site a short walk away across the road.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. The Glasdir car park is on the right with a picnic site a short walk away across the road.

Directions to Pont Llam yr Ewig car park
Follow the directions to Glasdir car park. When you reach the Glasdir car park, continue along the tarmac road, bear sharp left up the steep hill, turn right at the crossroads at the top of the hill and the small Pont Llam yr Ewig car park is on the right over the stone bridge. Please note: Pont Llam yr Ewig is car park for the use of disabled visitors only.

PONT CAE'N Y COED
Take the A470 north from Dolgellau.

After passing through the village of Ganllwyd, turn right just after the school.

Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the Afon Mawddach river below.

The car park is on the right after about a quarter of a mile.

TYDDYN GWLADYS
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. After passing through the village of Ganllwyd, turn right just after the school. Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the river Mawddach below. The Tyddyn Gwladys car park is on the right at the end of the tarmac road after about 1.5 kilometres (you will pass the Pont Cae'n y Coed car park on the way).

From the north: Take the A470 south from Coed y Brenin Forest Park Visitor Centre. On reaching the village of Ganllwyd turn sharp left immediately after the 40mph speed limit sign. Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the river Mawddach below. The Tyddyn Gwladys car park is on the right at the end of the tarmac road after about 1.5 kilometres (you will pass the Pont Cae'n y Coed car park on the way).

TYN Y GROES
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. The car park is 300 metres down the hill by the side of the river Mawddach.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. The car park is 300 metres down the hill by the side of the river Mawddach.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The nearest train stations are in Barmouth (Cambrian Coast line) and Blaenau Ffestiniog (Blaenau Ffestiniog-Llandudno line).

For details of public transport visit Traveline Cymru's website.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

There are public toilets at the Ty'n y Groes site only.