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Gwydir Forest

Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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Marin MTB trail is fantastic

Great ride on the Marin MTB trail (start near LLanwrst). Stunning views and well built/maintained... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Bragg Creek, Canada
Mountain biking Marin trail

Took in a loop of the Marin trail last weekend - what an absolutely fantastic route. A well marked... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Stephen L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great ride on the Marin MTB trail (start near LLanwrst). Stunning views and well built/maintained trail. Quite a bit of gravel road linking up the single track but that does give you time to chat with your ride buddies and enjoy the views. The new...More

Thank TrevorWarne
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Took in a loop of the Marin trail last weekend - what an absolutely fantastic route. A well marked trail with some lovely downhill sections and some superb scenery. Most of the climbing is on forest road/track and is a nice gradient. Would thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We (myself, the wife and kids) had a beautiful, if wet, walk around this wonderful forest in Betws-y-Coed. You can see how popular it is by all the friendly walkers you pass by. Recommended.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had some lovely walks round this forest as we rented a cottage right on the edge of it.plenty of wildlife and waterfalls in fact a surprise round every corner.

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 22 January 2017

There's plenty of walks to choose from. I went for the longest - and half way round wished I hadn't! But I completed it in good time. It was descibed as moderate but the initial climb was quite demanding.

1  Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I've been holidaying in the local area at this time of year for around 12 years and never had a problem finding Lyn Parc but yesterday was a nightmare. Due to Forestry Works paths were closed off and diversions in place but the signs were...More

Thank AndieWelsher
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this forest hoping for a long walk. The only walk was 1.5 miles and there was nothing special about it. Just went up a hill through the forest and then back down the road. Not as good as fairy glen but good if...More

Thank Stella1050
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This forest is one of the hidden delights of North Wales. Tucked to the west of the Conwy valley, close to Betws-Y-Coed, it was once the centre of lead mining in the region. Few scars remain, only great walking, magnificent mountain biking and interesting sites...More

Thank nickrushbrooke
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Plenty of trails to chose from. It is very steep to start with and then flattens out near the top. Wonderful old trees and in places water rushing down the hill. I came across a wood sculpture of a spur. Great place to escape to...More

1  Thank SusieA873
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place to walk - for hours if you wish Giant ancient trees and old tracks covered with gnarly tree roots and moss An enchanted place you must visit to soak up the serenity and mood of the local geography Leave your mobile phone in...More

1  Thank Benjamindrfranklin
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15 July 2017|
Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
no offical site, but I have seen wild campers on the higher levels
27 April 2015|
Response from bev d |
Is this forest walk open at Xmas many thanks 😊