Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre & Campsite
Spectacular Forest Drive with new Visitor Centre at the foot of the drive.
Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts as well as finding out about what you can do in the area.
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A member of Caerphilly Tourism Association - working together to promote tourism
Why not get behind the wheel and treat the family to a unique fun day out along the stunning seven miles of Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Explore by car, bike and foot the delights of this hidden wooded valley that culminates in a stunning sequence of views.
Sample our wide range of meals and snacks available at Ravens Cafe - with seating for 56 within the bright and airy interior or choose to eat outside on the impressive Decking area, which stretches around the Centre and overlooks the Nantcarn River.
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Nestling alongside the banks of the Nantcarn stream is the 4 star Visit Wales graded Cwmcarn Forest Campsite. A well-equipped caravan and camping park at the foot of the spectacular forest drive.
New for 2011 at Cwmcarn Forest Campsite we have 3 camping Pods available to hire from Easter weekend. The Goshawk would accommodate a family of 2 adults and 3 small children, while the Heron and Kingfisher would suit 2 adults and 1 child. (Sorry not pets allowed in pods.)
If you like the idea of camping, but not the bugs, then the timber framed Pod is your saviour. Just bring along your camping gear but no need to pack the tent. Our pods have a heater, a light and electic socket. The veranda is partially covered, so perfect for enjoying a meal or relaxing with a glass of wine. Ideal for a short break or over night stay without the hassle of packing away a wet tent.
To book or check availability just contact the Visitor Centre on 01495 272001 (we take the first nights stay as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Bank Holiday bookings must be made for 3 nights Fri - Mon).
Accommodation is available for up to 16 caravans (5 hard standings) or tents with an additional 7 all weather tent pitches (installed 2010) all with electric hook up. Modern shower and toilet facilities (upgraded 2010), kitchen (upgraded 2011), laundry room, DDA compliant wet room (new 2011) & chemical waste disposal.
Cwmcarn Forest has just launched a fantastic new range of walks leaflets all based in and around the Forest Drive.
The walks vary in length and difficulty with a traffic light order, green being the easiest and red the hardest. The Blubell walk is a delightful 1.2 mile walk taking in woodlands, ponds and streams...ideal for a family stroll. The 1807 walk is more strenuous at 9 miles taking in Twmbarlwm Hill Fort.
Find out more on Cwmcarn Forest's website where you can view the walks and download a walking guide with map.
Check out our extensive events programme for 2012 on our website.
News & Special Offers
- Visitor Centre: Free entry
- Forest Drive: Cars £5.00, Car season ticket £20.00, Minibus £6.00, Motorbikes £3.00
- Camping - Average £18.00 per night based on 2 adults in a tent.
- Pods from £30.00 - £40.00 per night
Forest Drive: March & October 11am - 5pm, April - August - 11am - 7pm, (Jul & Aug til 9pm weekends), September - 11am - 6pm, November 11am - 4pm w/ends, weather permitting (call before visiting).Visitor Centre: 2nd January - 10th April 9:00am - 5:00pm, 11th April - 30th September 9:00am - 5:00pm (6:00pm Fri-Sun),1st October - 23rd December 9:00am - 5:00pm, 28th - 30th December 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed Christmas and New Year period.
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