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Near Dolgellau

Go Ape Coed-y-Brenin is Closed.

Due to storm damage our North Welsh Adventure is permanently closed.

If you’re wanting to monkey around with us, then Go Ape Delamere Forest in Cheshire is our nearest leafy hideout.




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For full availability simply click on our 'Check Availability & Book Now' function for the exact times and dates Coed-Y-Brenin will be open.

Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January ( gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go).

Open from 14th April for Easter.

Open Weekends in term-time.

Open Daily Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Coed-y-Brenin.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 140 metres
  • Longest Crossing 20 metres
  • Total Length 679 metres
  • Number of Crossings 31
  • Highest Point 13 metres

The Team at Coed-y-Brenin

The Address

Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park
LL40 2HZ


Get directions

By car


Dolgellau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog, Machynlleth & Bala are the nearest towns.


Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre is situated on the east side of the A470, just north of Ganllwyd and south of Trawsfynnydd, the nearest villages,  8 miles north of Dolgellau and 15.5 miles south of Blaenau Ffestiniog.  Watch out for the brown signs.

Brown tourist signs will direct you to the Park.

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using sat-nav directions. Please always cross reference with a map.

Please note that the following parking charges apply: £4 all day

By train

The nearest train stations are Barmouth on the Cambrian Coast line and Blaenau Ffestiniog on the Blaenau Ffestiniog-Llandudno line. There are also train stations in Bangor and Aberystwyth.

By bus

The Number 35 bus from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Dolgellau comes into the visitor centre car park between 10am and 6pm.

The Arriva number 32 from Bangor to Aberystwyth passes the entrance road to the site. This service calls through Porthmadog and Machynlleth.

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

Coed y Brenin Forest Park

Set within Snowdonia National Park, Coed y Brenin Forest Park has everything from challenging orienteering routes and geocaching to world-class mountain biking trails and a mountain bike skills area, plus waymarked walks and picnic sites.

The visitor centre includes an information point to help you plan your day, gift shop and café serving home-cooked food.

The 'Beics Brenin bike shop and hire centre stocks a range of bikes and accessories.


Admission to Coed y Brenin is free.  Car Parking charges are £4.00 for all day, £2.00 for 3 hours and £1.00 for 1 hour.

Coed-y-Brenin is managed by Natural Resources Wales which ensures that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future. Visit  to find out more.

Staying Over

Need a place to crash? Our friends below (excuse the pun) come highly recommended from the tree-tops...

Tyddyn-du Farm Luxury Suites - 5 star Gold Award Accommodation

Campsites and holiday parks near Dolgellau

Trawsfynydd Log Cabin Holiday Village

Cadair View Lodge

The Cross Foxes

Trawsdir Caravan and Camping

Graig Wen

Esgair Wen Self Catering Cottage

Tanyfron Bed & Breakfast - a friendly B & B guesthouse in Dolgellau.

Snowdrop Lodge

Take to the trees and then explore the forest by bike...

Breics Brenin

Feedback from Coed-y-Brenin

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas Clare - Tree Top Adventure, on 2 November 2013
I am a fairly old lady at 44 and even I managed the course on the hardest bits- great fun and good opportunity for laughs and gaffs with my kids. Staff very helpful and encouraging- very important for me- but do dress carefully as you will definitely get filthy if like me you beach yourself in the wood chips and the end of every zip line! Would strongly recommend as long as everyone has a reasonable level of fitness and you can always opt out or opt for lower difficultly bits if you really don't feel up to the whole thing.
Rated 5 Bananas Carl - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 November 2013
Hair raising throughout! Well worth a go!!
Rated 5 Bananas Katy - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 October 2013
Great for monkeying around
Rated 5 Bananas samantha - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 October 2013
Really enjoyed our experience, would do it again.
Rated 5 Bananas samantha - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 October 2013
Really enjoyed our experience, would do it again.
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