to Forestry Commission home page

A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over the functions previously carried out by Forestry Commission Wales.
For a limited period some of Natural Resources Wales online services will continue to be provided on this website.

Tyn y Groes car park and picnic site

About Tyn y Groes car park and picnic site

Car park, riverside picnic site, playing field and toilet block. All facilities suitable for the less able. The car park is also the start of the Kings Guard and Mynydd Penrhos Trails.

How to get there:

Tyn y Groes car park and picnic site is in Coed y Brenin.
Follow the brown tourist signs on the A470 and turn East just South of Ganllwyd village, 200m North of the Tyn y Groes Hotel. The car park is 300m down the hill by the side of the river Mawddach.
Dolgellau, Porthmadog, Bala, Barmouth, and Machynlleth are the nearest towns or villages.
OS Grid Reference: SH 730 233
For details of public transport visit


ToiletsParkingEasy Access


Walking Open access, Waymarked walk and Public Rights of Way.
Mynydd Penrhos Mountain Trail
Kings Guard Trail
Cycling Open access on forest roads. Waymarked routes and Bridleways.
HorseRiding.gif Open access on forest roads and Bridleways.
Fishing Fishing for salmon & sea trout, permits from Dolgellau Angling Association.


Graeme Stringer
Recreation Ranger


What's of interest

Related pages

Useful sites