The Beast – Coed y Brenin
Trail Grade – Black - Severe Grade
The Beast of Brenin is the ultimate MTB route from Coed-y-brenin. It’s a hefty 35km in length and should take around 3-6 hours to complete, depending on the skills of the rider and the conditions on the day. Many of the other routes share sections with The Beast, providing a few options if you’ve bitten off more than you can chew!
According to the official blurb:
Don’t miss the Pink Heifer, Big Doug combo that gives over 4kms of continuous sublime singletrack through the majestic tall Douglas firs.
You can expect loose rocky climbs, gnarly descents, stone fly-offs, berms, tabletops and hips.
NOTE that there is currently a closure warning on part of the route according to MTB Wales:
Sunday 21st October missing out the final climb and descents, Beginning of The End, Glide & Seven Sisters, due to the Welsh Enduro Event. DIVERSION around Pink Heifer & Big Dug sections due to felling operations. Please follow the diversion for your safety. This diversion will be in place for approximately one month from 18th October.
Ride Map and Elevation Profile
Remember that you can download the GPX File for the MTB route above and use in your GPS device or on your favourite mapping app. We’ll have a run down of how to use GPX files on your MTB route soon.
Base Summary: Coed-y-brenin – Snowdonia
Coed y Brenin was the UK’s first purpose built trail centre, and following a revamp in 2013 remains one of the best in the country. With trails ranging from the Black – Beast, to easier Blue routes such as MinorTaur and family friendly green Yr Afon, there’s something for all abilities. You can also head off on the many miles of forestry tracks, which are as easy as it gets.