A relatively short but very enjoyable circular walk, the Penrhos Mountain Trail is ideal when you half half a day to explore the area. One of the excellent waymarked trails in Coed y Brenin Forest Park, it takes you along the river bank and through beautiful forest to the summit of Penhros Mountain. The route is described as strenuous in the Coed y Brenin literature but it isn’t particularly challenging. You can enjoy wonderful views across the valley to Cader Idris from the high point of the walk and there is something interesting around every corner.
This is a wonderful walk for dogs as there is no danger of encountering livestock and there are generally very few people about. The footpath is often grassy or covered in pine needles and so is comfortable under foot most of the way and there is much for dogs to explore as you enjoy the trail.
Beginning from the Ty’n y Groes Car park at Coed y Brenin, the walk is 4.5 km long and there several fabulous places to stop for a picnic.
Duration: 90 minutes or 2 hours with a break for lunch
Terrain: Woodland paths with a few steep sections