Attractions & Activities

Cwmcarn Forest – Walking

Walking at Cwmcarn Forest

Cwmcarn Forest has some of the best walks in Wales. Choose from the gentle Nantcarn Walk along the lake or the more strenuous 9 mile 1807 walk taking in historic features, stunning woodlands and fantastic views.

Please note that a number of our longer walks have had diversions put in place due to the tree felling taking place on site, please check with the visitor centre before setting off or follow the diversion markers on the trails.

Five Fabulous Walks at Cwmcarn Forest

From under a mile to nine miles, there are walks to suit all abilities. Each one offers different scenery and terrain which take in the beauty of Cwmcarn Forest, the expansive lake and Valley floor. Different seasons bring different flora and fauna; enjoy the gentle Bluebell Walk in May when the bluebells are in full bloom, or in Autumn when the leaves are changing and offer some contrasting scenery and colours.

Each of our walks are listed below, maps and directions will be available to download shortly.

Cwmcarn Wildlife Explorer Challenge

Be a wildlife explorer by following the explorer map to find 21 special posts over a short 1.2 mile circular walk. Call into the visitor centre and purchase your Explorer pack (including crayons) then go exploring. Find the hidden metal plaque at each post and match the right picture in the explorer booklet. Etch the plaque in your booklet and move on the find the next post! Once completed, a wildlife explorer certificate can be purchased from the visitor centre reception. Happy exploring!

Booklets are available from the visitor Centre reception for £1.50 between 9am – 5pm daily.

For more information please visit the Cwmcarn Forest


Essential information

Cwmcarn, Nr Crosskeys
NP11 7FE
Contact Name
Mike Owen
01495 272001
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Free to enter the Visitor Centre and valley floor.
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