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Walking at Coed y Brenin Forest Park

Three circular walks set off from Coed y Brenin Forest Park Visitor Centre

Family walking through Coed y Brenin Forest Park

All of the walking trails are waymarked and start from the visitor centre car park.  

There is an audio trail about Coed y Brenin’s wildlife and the farming and droving history of the area for use on the Afon Eden Riverside Walking Trail on the NRW PlaceTales app. 

Afon Eden Trail

1 mile, 1.6 kilometres, grade: easy

The Afon Eden Trail meanders down to a riverside picnic site on the banks of the River Eden. The trail is wide and is suitable for pushchairs.  It includes an animal puzzle trail for younger visitors. Return along the same path or take the slightly steeper pushchair friendly route alongside the river back to the visitor centre.

Information for disabled visitors 

The path to the picnic site on the Afon Eden Trail is built to all-ability standards.  

There are several pieces of tactile sculpture along the Afon Eden Trail.

Cefndeuddwr Trail

1 mile, 1.6 kilometres, grade: easy

The Cefndeuddwr Trail wanders gradually up the hillside through a mixture of beech, redwood and Douglas fir trees to a viewpoint with picnic tables high above the valley. The path is wide and suitable for pushchairs. There are no steps or stiles and there are resting places every 150 metres. 

Gain Waterfall Trail

4.5 miles, 7.2 kilometres, grade: difficult

The Gain Waterfall Trail climbs over the Cefndeuddwr ridge before dropping into the next valley and descending to the confluence of the River Gain and River Mawddach with their twin waterfalls. 

This is a tough circular walk that follows a combination of forest roads and steep footpaths on an unmade and uneven surface. Please stay on the waymarked trails as the old mine workings and buildings may be unsafe and there are unprotected drops into the river gorges. 

PLEASE NOTE: A steep section of trail leading down to the waterfalls has been washed away in recent heavy rains - please proceed with caution as the surface has become covered in loose stone.

Animal Puzzle Trail

A woodland trail for budding detectives. 

Related document downloads

Animal puzzle trail A woodland trail for budding detectives PDF [3.8 MB]
Afon Eden Trail walk card PDF [455.7 KB]

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