State of the Park

Coed y Brenin (© Aneurin Pphilips)

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Mountain Biking

Snowdonia provides opportunities for mountain biking, particularly within Gwydyr, Penmachno and Coed y Brenin Forests. The numbers of people mountain biking within Gwydyr, Penmachno and Coed y Brenin Forests nearly trebled between 2002 and 2003, before remaining fairly constant from 2003 to 2008 This is illustrated on Figure 43. Since 2009 numbers biking in the Betws y Coed area show a declining trend whilst in Coed y Brenin numbers increased from 2010. The centre at Coed y Brenin along with the subsequent development and improvement of facilities has boosted visitor numbers significantly, especially among non-biking visitors. Coed y Brenin has been designated as a centre of excellence. See Box below:

Number of Mountain Bikers Visiting Betws y Coed Area and Coed Y Brenin Forests (Source: Forestry Commission, 2015)

(© SNPA)

(© SNPA)