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Cwmcarn Forest

Forest Drive, Cwmcarn, Wales
+44 1495 272001
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Perfect place for a family walk

Cwmcarn forest is one of my top places to take the family and dog for a weekend walk. With a wide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah B
via mobile
Glampping Trip

We arranged a weekend with a group of friends using the Camping Pods and campsite facilities at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sally C
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Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments, gifts and homewares as well as finding out about what you can do in the area. 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 overlooks the Nantcarn Stream. Nestling alongside the banks of the Nantcarn stream is the Visit Wales 4* graded Cwmcarn Forest Campsite. A well-equipped caravan and camping park at the foot of the spectacular forest. Camping & caravan pitches along with Glamping pods providing all year accommodation, all with electric hook up provided. Cwmcarn Forest is a Mecca for walking and mountain biking. There are many walking trails directly on the site for all abilities; Relax with a spot of fishing at the lake or join in some of the events and activities that take part on site.
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Forest Drive, Cwmcarn, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cwmcarn forest is one of my top places to take the family and dog for a weekend walk. With a wide variety of trails suitable for all abilities, the forest is well maintained with good facilities.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arranged a weekend with a group of friends using the Camping Pods and campsite facilities at Cwmcarn Forest. The pod we had was basic and allowed dogs. We had electric sockets/ a decking area at the front for cooking and each pod had a...More

Thank Sally C
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This was the second time myself and my son have been here mountain biking. It’s hard. Cafel trail just goes up, with a series of riotous decent sand your face will be aching from the grin when you get back to the car park, as...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

It is not a tourist spot for foreigners because there is no public transport to get to Cwmcarn National Park unless you drive. It is a walk and mountain bike trail frequented by the locals. Absolutely stunning and serene. Definitely worth getting there if you...More

Thank Roselind K
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Regular visitor for many different reasons from walking the dog to family fun days for BBQs by the pond in the sunshine. Have also experienced the glamping pods which are clean and well furnished.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Not a bad cafe for hikers and cyclists - the food can take a very long time to arrive but the food always tastes great.

Thank Freddie S
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

A couple of trails neither of them long. Mostly natural rocks and roots. A black or red section at the summit for a little air over table top and doubles with a good run down and back to the centre. Big thumbs up to the...More

Thank SMWMIDS
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I was looking for somewhere localish to go hiking; this fits the bill very nicely indeed! There's a great range of walks, and even the very short ones near the visitor centre have good views and points of interest, such as the lovely little lake....More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I live in cwmcarn and visit the information regularly for coffee and a snack dogs are welcome spotless and the staff are very friendly food is lovely , they have alovely gift shop and have activities

Thank julieharris64
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The Forest drive has various different paths and walks, there is also different mountain bike trails, there is a gift shop and a restaurant. The only negative is that there is a pay and display car park, but the price wasn't bad.

Thank Drag0narty
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janice s
20 February 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Hi, there are numerous walks around the woodland that avoid our lake and river however you may come across the odd stream or two. Dogs must be kept on their leads around and within the visitor centre and must be kept under... More
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ady p
5 January 2015|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, all the trails will be open in January and during the tree removal, some diversions will be in place but not currently. THe valley floor and visitor centre will remain open and unaffected. please check with... More
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