Visiting Snowdonia

Coed y Brenin (© Aneurin Pphilips)

alt=

Penmachno Forest

The Penmachno Forest mountain biking trails are challenging with steady climbs and with spectacular views. They are maintained by the local Menter Bro Machno. There are two loops which are Dolen Machno (Loop 1) which is 19km and Dolen Eryri (Loop 2) is 11km. The Penmachno Trail which is the combined Loop 1 & Loop 2 is 30km.

Please carry the relevant OS map with you.

Routes

Dolen Machno (Loop 1)
Distance: 19km (11 miles)
Ascent: 560m climb
Time: About 1.5 - 3 hours
Level: Red (Difficult) - Suitable for experienced mountain bikers
Start: Pont Oernant (SH 786 498), Postcode: LL24 0YP
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL18 (Harlech, Porthmadog & Bala)

Dolen Eryri (Loop 2)
Distance: 11km (7 miles)
Ascent: 206m climb
Time: About 1 - 2 hours
Level: Red (Difficult) - Suitable for experienced mountain bikers
Start: Pont Oernant (SH 786 498), Postcode: LL24 0YP
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL18 (Harlech, Porthmadog & Bala)

Penmachno Trail (Loop 1 & Loop 2)
Distance: 30km (19 miles)
Ascent: 766m climb
Time: About 2.5 - 5 hours
Level: Red (Difficult) - Suitable for experienced mountain bikers
Start: Pont Oernant (SH 786 498), Postcode: LL24 0YP
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL18 (Harlech, Porthmadog & Bala)

Header image - Morfa Harlech (© Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales)