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Nearest Town: Dolgellau   

The Tarw Mountain bike trail is a 20.2km loop, with it’s a steep zig-zag climb through dense, lush pine forest on single track shale. Read more

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Tarw Trail at Coed y Brenin was not only the original trail built in Coed y Brenin but it was also the first purpose built mountain bike trail in the UK, and probably the world!

This is where it all started and the success of this trail is why we have so many other great trail centres today.

This is THE classic trail and still knocks spots off more modern offerings elsewhere. It's rocky, it's retro, it's twisty, it's technical, it's fast and will really test your skills and fitness.

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  • Showers Showers
  • Cafe Cafe
Nearest Town: Dolgellau
Sat Nav: LL40 2HY
Grid Ref: SH 720270

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 5.5000 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 5.5000 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 5.8125 out of 10
Facilities 5.8125 out of 10
Location 5.8125 out of 10

Review by: hollers on 10 December 2007

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From North / North East Head for Manchester. Take M62 / M6 to M56 towards Chester. Take M53 / A55 south and west round Chester then A494 to Mold. Follow A494 through Ruthin and Bala to Dolgellau. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles. From Midlands, London and South Head for Birmingham and then take M6 north. Turn west onto M54 past Telford. Take A5 round Shrewsbury then turn onto A458 through Welshpool. Take A470 north to Dolgellau at Mallwyd roundabout. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

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Last modified: 2018-06-07 13:19:10
Tarw Trail - Coed-y-Brenin 2.8 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.

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