Two Lakes

Cycle Trail

at Llyn Brenig

Llyn Brenig is free to enter

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Two Lakes Cycle Trail

Don’t miss out on this scenic bike ride where you can admire stunning views at every twist and turn!

Get out into the fresh air and be in touch with nature as you explore the Two Lakes Cycle Trail. Cycle up to the Gors Maen Llwyd Nature Reserve, wind your way down twisting paths, cross bridges, and admire the stunning shoreline of Alwen.

Don’t worry, if you don’t have your bike with you or you are new to cycling, we have plenty of bikes in all sizes that you can hire at Llyn Brenig.


Route Details

If it’s stunning views you’re after then the Two Lakes Cycle Trail is perfect for you. Make the most of the day and enjoy a 14.5 mile bike ride in the great outdoors, taking approx. 3 – 4 hours.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 14.5m / 23km

Time: 3 – 4 Hours

Your Route


Ordinance Survey Map Reference SH97325530.


Head across the dam, left at the end and follow the shoreline all the way around and up to the trail that runs parallel to the main road. Follow this path down, through and then up to the top of the wonderful Gors Maen Llwyd Nature Reserve.


Down and through ‘Two Gates’, across Pont Brenig and at the top of the crest pick up the Two Lake Trail marker straight in front of you. This takes you to the main road, please cross with care, where you will immediately pick the trail markers once again.


Follow the trail taking you in to Hafod Elwy, the track is rough in places! Following the trail markers you will arrive at the shoreline of the Alwen and the wooden bridge which will take you across the water so you can climb up Mynydd Hiraethog. Down and through the gate at the bottom, again take care to follow the markers as you wind your way down, up, twisting and turning, crossing bridges and cutting through the trees. Take care for walkers who are asked to walk this part of the route clockwise!


Once you drop back down to the shoreline follow the path that takes you back across the dam and to the car park. From the car park the trail markers will take you right along the road, and then left back through the forest.


Following the markers will bring you back to the main road almost directly opposite Llyn Brenig main entrance. Cross the road with care, head down towards the dam and left back to the Visitor Centre.

Other routes you might like

Lakes Circular Cycle Trail

9.5m / 14.5km. There is no better way to admire the great outdoors as you cycle through the peaceful woodland and soak up views of the beautiful shoreline.


Alwen Cycle Trail

7m / 11km. Cycle along the spectacular shoreline path and into the depths of the shady forest, to discover breath-taking views as you complete the Alwen Cycle Trail.


Dam Cycle Trail

2.5m / 4km. Discover the Dam Cycle Trail as you climb your way up slopes to be rewarded with beautiful scenic views.