Visit Caerphilly Outdoors

With travel restrictions lifted in Wales, where will you visit?

We have some fantastic outdoor visitor attractions here in the county borough of Caerphilly, all delighted to welcome visitors back.

The Meadows Farm Village Retreat in Caerphilly is offering a pre bookable service for a 3 hour visit to the farm which includes a tour (which is well worth it, you’ll learn all about the animals origins, their personalities, plus you get to feed some of them!).

Enjoy a two hour ranch family visit to Mountain View Ranch on Caerphilly Mountain, explore the Gruffalo Trail, meet the animals and find the fairy forest. Visits are pre-bookable up to 5 days in advance.

After 12 weeks in lockdown, why not break out and throw yourself into some proper outdoor adventure. Taff Valley Quad Bikes & Activity Centre in Upper Boat, near Caerphilly, are now open and taking bookings for quad biking, the outdoor assault course and archery along with lots of other activities and they can provide lunch. Take a look at their website for more information and to book.

Rockwood Riding Centre on Caerphilly Mountain are now open for private lessons and hacks across the beautiful countryside. Riders need to be level 2 and above. Contact directly to pre book.

Walk or ride somewhere new:

The world is your oyster, why not try a new trail for your next walk or bike ride? The National Cycle Network offers well signposted and maintained routes and Caerphilly County Borough has several to choose from.

Aber Valley Cycle Route – Route 475

Starting in Caerphilly, this route transports you to tranquil green fields and woodlands with protected wildlife sites.

Celtic Trail East – Route 4

The Celtic Trail runs right across Wales, part of it runs through Caerphilly and takes in paths around Caerphilly Castle with stunning views of the castle and moat. From the castle, the trail takes you through Bedwas, Machen and the outskirts of Newport.

Three Parks Trail

Starting from the Sirhowy Valley Country Park near Crosskeys, the route takes you over Hengoed’s impressive 16 arch listed viaduct. Continuing along the valley passing through Parc Penallta, carved from a former coal pit. From the High Point Observatory you can enjoy spectacular views across Caerphilly county borough. Make sure to look out for Sultan the Pit Pony, one of the UK’s largest figurative earth sculptures.

Cwmcarn Forest
Although the visitor centre remains closed, visitors can now enjoy the walking trails around the valley floor and lake. Mountain bike trails are open to ride and the car parks are open. From 16th July, Raven’s Café will be opening as a takeaway from Thursday to Sunday weekly. There will be limited toilet facilities and outdoor seating at the rear of the centre. The reception and gift shop will also be open. Keep checking the website for up to date information.