Within Beddgelert Forest there is a large network of forest roads. These rough surface tracks provide some great cycling, suitable for a family group or indeed anybody looking for a quick burn.
There are two established routes in the northern part of the forest. The Bedwen is 4km long with 175m of ascent. This delightful route takes you around the picturesque Llyn Llywelyn – a lovely spot for a picnic. The Derwen route is essentially an extended version of the Bedwen. It sweeps around the north west corner of the forest and is 9.5km long with 210m of ascent.
Some of the hills are fairly steep on the return sections; The road/track surface is also quite uneven and muddy in places; the occasional pot hole should be expected too.
Like all forestry trails the route is occasionally closed due to forestry operations. Walkers and horse riders also use the forest – please take car and slow down if you have to pass anybody.
Turn off the A4085 at Pont Cae’r Gors and follow the track southwards and parallel to the main road to reach a car park. The way marked route starts from the north side of the car park.