Cwmcarn Forest

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Cwmcarn Forest
4.5
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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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Rik Jones
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Not fantastic and a waist of money
Sep 2021 • Friends
Came here for two weeks fishing.
Supposed to be be six species of fish in the lake.
Only saw trout.
Water logged camping pitch.
Written 14 September 2021
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Speedy888
137 contributions
Walking/biking heaven
Aug 2021 • Family
The views were spectacular, especially on Twmbarlwm hillfort, but some people attitude needs to improve, we were in P4 and this lady was hogging a picnic table reading a book we were with 2 children and a baby, and we needed a table to eat as she wasn't eating we ask her nicely if she finished, she said I'm with my family
Written 24 August 2021
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4HappyTravellers1993
Cardiff, UK314 contributions
Stunning Views Relaxing Break
Aug 2021 • Family
I booked Boothy Lodge 6 which is pet friendly, I would recommend hiring linen. The lodge was clean, bright and airy with everything you needed. My son hit the bike trial and my husband and I soaked up the Forest feeling, wildlife and stunning views. Staff on site were very accommodating. I would book again, thank you so much for a lovely break.
Written 15 August 2021
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Rachel R
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom3 contributions
Pod stay
Jul 2021 • Friends
Stayed in a new luxury pod and it did not disappoint. Paid for linen which was fresh and clean as was the pod. We had diabolical weather so used the pod to it's full. Unknowingly took the keys home and returned them a day later. Staff were very understanding. I would recommend that the out of hrs staff get qualified in first aid and have access to a first aid kit. One of our children had an unfortunate accident and needed stitches. It would have been helped by having support in this area. Although maybe I am asking for too much. Look forward to returning .
Written 12 August 2021
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Andrew K
Cardiff, UK348 contributions
Escape into nature
Jul 2021
We very much enjoyed the drive on a quiet weekday, some of the views are stunning and we enjoyed the mini-labyrinth at (I think) Car park 2. It seemed amazing not only that we were in the heart of industrial South Wales but that the site had once been a busy colliery. The road is excellent but not suitable for nervous drivers!
Written 22 July 2021
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Claire D
1 contribution
Nice but make sure you don't miss out on car park 5!
Jul 2021 • Couples
We were excited to do this drive, however, we were a bit miffed that we landed up missing the best part as its not clear that if you drive past carpark 5 and follow the road, you are actually missing on part of the drive. So, make sure you drive through car park 5 to ensure you see the best parts of the forest drive!!! Due to the one way system we couldn't turn back and we didn't want to pay the £8 entrance fee again. What we did see was lovely, the chap on the entrance was very friendly too. We didn't use any facilities along the route, so can't comment on them.
Written 22 July 2021
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Anne R
1 contribution
Shame about vehicle access
Jun 2021 • Couples
Excellent facilities with friendly staff in the cafe. Sorry that Welsh Government spent so much money enabling cars to access the tops, given the climate emergency. Alternative transport could have enabled less able people to access the tops.
Written 30 June 2021
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Copiniski
South Wales, UK28 contributions
Fab
Jun 2021 • Couples
Lovely eshort escape from reality. We really enjoyed the forest drive, great facilities, cafe, lots for mountain bikers and cafe. It's an escape into a different world.
Written 26 June 2021
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Cosmopolitan720697
2 contributions
Not great
May 2021 • Family
First experience ad an adult and not as i remeber although a lovely setting. Appeared to lots of large groups of foreign nationals making large cooking fires, shouting and washing cooking equipment in the stream by the childrens play are. At one stage two males walked out of the bushes with what looked like large knives and scewers shouing in arabic. They appeared to be washkng them on the stream but quite frightening and with no wardens about! Really quite not what I expected as it was quite intimidating and alarming when your with a family. Not sure i would go again.
Written 31 May 2021
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Frenchbull84
Coedkernew, UK12 contributions
One night stay with a campervan
May 2021 • Family
Great little site with immaculate facilities which include toilet blocks with showers, communal kitchen area with a microwave, sinks, fridge, washing machines etc and stunning views all round. It’s cheap and cheerful and I couldn’t imagine doing more than a few nights here unless you’re a mountain biker but perfect for one or two nights.
Written 28 May 2021
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