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Pont Llam yr Ewig, Coed y Brenin Forest Park

A very small car park for disabled visitors only to access the all ability trail to Glasdir Copper Mine

Two women walking along a trail at Pont Llam yr Ewig, Coed y Brenin Forest Park

What’s here

  • Accessible trail
  • Disabled parking
  • Accessible picnic bench

Welcome to Coed y Brenin Forest Park 

Coed y Brenin Forest Park offers visitors the total woodland experience within Snowdonia National Park.

The hills and woodlands that make up the forest park cover an area of some 9000 acres around the valleys of the rivers Mawddach, Eden, Gain and Wen.

There are a range of waymarked trails to cater for all tastes and fitness levels in the forest park. These include world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, running trails, geocaching and orienteering routes.

Exploring Coed y Brenin Forest Park

Coed y Brenin Forest Park Visitor Centre is the gateway to the forest park and the starting point for a range of walking, running and mountain biking trails.  There is also a café, running shop and bike shop.

As well as the trails that start at the visitor centre, there are waymarked walking trails from these car parks in Coed y Brenin Forest Park:

  • Cae’n y Coed – start of the rugged Volcano Trail 
  • Tyddyn Gwladys – a picnic site by the rolling Mawddach river and gateway to the Waterfalls and Goldmines walk
  • Pandy – a choice of routes through trees from all over the world in the forest garden, one of which is suitable for all abilities
  • Glasdir – a picnic site with barbecue by the side of the delightful River Las and the main car park for the Glasdir walk to an old copper mine
  • Pont Llam yr Ewig – a very small car park for disabled visitors only to access the all ability trail to Glasdir Copper Mine (see below)
  • Ty'n y Groes – riverside picnic area and gateway to an all-ability riverside walk and a rugged mountain trail with great views over Snowdonia

Pont Llam yr Ewig

This car park is for the use of disabled visitors only.

It is the starting point for the all ability trail at the top of the old copper mine of Glasdir where copper was mined from 1852 to 1914.

There is an accessible picnic table in the car park. 

Closures and diversions

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

Accessible trail

The trail is waymarked and starts from the car park.

Please stay on the waymarked trail as the old mine workings and buildings may be unsafe and there are unprotected drops into the river gorges.

There is an audio trail about the world-wide significance of this little copper mine on the NRW PlaceTales app. Find out how to download the app before your visit.

Accessible trail to copper mines viewpoint

Half a mile, 850 metres

This trail goes to the viewpoint of the copper works. It has been built to all ability standards with an easy gradient and is suitable for wheelchair users.

How to get here

Download the location map.

Pont Llam yr Ewig car park is just off the A470, near the village of Ganllwyd. 

The OS grid reference is SH 743 226. 

Car parking is free of charge.

Directions

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 and 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 Pont Llam yr Ewig disabled only car park is on the right over the stone bridge.

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 and 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 Pont Llam yr Ewig disabled only car park is on the right over the stone bridge.

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 www.traveline.cymru

Find out more

Contact details

Coed y Brenin Forest Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 01341 440747

Email: coedybrenin@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Related document downloads

Coed y Brenin Location map PDF [1.5 MB]

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