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Dolgun Uchaf,
Nr Dolgellau,
Gwynedd LL40 2AB

Sarn Helen Running Trails

The Sarn Helen Sprint

3 miles

40 mins


The Sarn Helen Run

5 miles

1 hour


Starting from the Visitors Centre Car Park, the Sarn Helen Running Trials are the first to be introduced by the Forestry Commission Wales.


The local Meirionnydd running club planned the two different routes for Coed y Brenin, which follow quiet, forest tracks and footpaths, which sometimes involve a lot of mud!


The trials climb gently to the Cefndeuddwr ridge before going back down to the Afon Gain, before rising back over the ridge, returning along the Sarn Helen.


They are great for experienced and novice runners, and those looking for a challenge can combine both routes together.