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Our running trails and information to plan your visit
We have re-opened the car parks and trails in most of our woodlands and nature reserves to provide more people with access to the places they love.
Visitor facilities at some woodlands and nature reserves may be limited for now and some places remain closed – see each place’s web page for more information.
Visiting our sites safely
We are working hard to provide a safe and welcoming experience as our sites re-open.
Please take personal responsibility for your safety, making additional preparations ahead of your visit and abiding by the safety measures in place.
Our running trails provide an opportunity to run on safe, off-road, traffic-free trails in beautiful forest locations.
The trails are waymarked so you can feel confident about following the route and the view is much nicer than in a gym!
Remember that you’ll need footwear and kit to suit the conditions - some sections of the longer trails follow muddy footpaths for which trail shoes are recommended.
In 2011, the Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships came to North Wales and you can run the official race route on our waymarked trail.
Find out more about running in Newborough Forest.
There are five waymarked running trails starting from Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre.
Find out more about running at Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre
There are two waymarked running trails starting from the Tan y Coed car park.
Find out more about running in Tan y Coed.
There are two waymarked running trails starting from Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre.
Find out more about running at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Park.
The three short waymarked running trails here are a fantastic introduction to trail running.
Find out more about running at the Spirit of Llynfi Woodland.
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations or for other reasons such as bad weather.
We add details about trail closures and diversions to the relevant woodland or visitor centre web page.
We also put signs about closures and any diversions at the start of each trail.
Please follow all diversion signs and instructions from our staff on site for your own safety.
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