Visitor Attractions & Country Parks

From excellent mountain bike trails in the South Wales hills, a peaceful caravan, pod & campsite set amongst the forestry and the Visitor Centre which provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts as well as finding out about what you can do in the area.  Cwmcarn Forest has something to offer for all the family! 

Cwmcarn Forest Caravan, Camping & Glamping

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.

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.

New for 2011 at Cwmcarn Forest Campsite are 10 camping Pods available to hire, three of the pods can accommodate 2 adults and one child whilst the remaining seven are family pods and can accommodate two adults and three small children. Two of the pods (one family and one standard) are also pet friendly (£3 additional charge per pet).

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. The pods have a heater, a light and electric 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.  Please check the website for current prices.

There are several villages surrounding Cwmcarn where you will find a selection of shops and pubs. The larger town of Blackwood is a short drive away with a range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Just a 15-minute walk will take you to Cwmcarn Village where there is a bike hire shop and a small selection of shops.

Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre, Cafe & Gift Shop

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. 

Sample the 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.

Mountain Bike Trails at Cwmcarn Forest

Cwmcarn Forest offers mountain bikers the very best in adrenaline filled rides.  With superb trails of the very highest quality that are not for the faint hearted with demanding concentration, sweeping along open ground, hugging the sides of steep wooded slopes and delivering dramatic views.  The Twrch, Y Mynydd, Cafall and Pedalhounds trails are not for the faint hearted.

Cwmcarn Forest also offers riders of all ages the chance to hone their skills on the new pump track, offering a smooth transition to tackling cross-country trails and adrenaline fueled downhill trails. 

 

Essential information

Postal Address

Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre & Campsite,

Nantcarn Road, 

Cwmcarn, 

Caerphilly

Postcode

NP11 7FA

Google Maps link (recommended for route guidance)

Main Email Address

cwmcarn-vc@caerphilly.gov.uk

Phone

01495 272001

Website

your.caerphilly.gov.uk/cwmcarnforest

Tariff

Car parking charges now apply throughout the site, £1 for 2 hours, £3 all day.

Visitor Centre: Free entry

Camping - Average £18.00 per night based on 2 adults in a tent.

Pods from £30.00 - £40.00 per night

 

Opening Times

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

Visit Wales 4 Rating

Further information

Groups welcome

Yes

Cuisine served:

Cafe

Activities available:

Cycling, Walking

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