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“Forest Drive is Fantastic”
Review of Cwmcarn Forest

Cwmcarn Forest
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Cwmcarn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We had a couple of hours to spare. As the weather was showery we decided to do the forest drive. The staff at the visitor centre were helpful and told us all about the different places to stop en route. The seven mile drive was in a figure of 8 through stunning forest mountains. Several car parks along the route have different reasons to stop including sculptures, views or play areas. We only saw three other cars. It really felt like you were in the wilderness when really we were only a few miles from the nearest town.

Thank Neil P
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Beautiful scenery lovely walks only downfall is maps are useless and lots of knats around so wear repellent otherwise lovely walk

Thank Natalie T
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Mobility problems for both my Mum and I, led to a drive around on Bank Holiday Monday.

One does not really appreciate the full extent of the forest, even getting lost on the car trail!!!

A very interesting visit - but be aware that if you do use the BBQ bins, one should make sure that your BBQ is fully OUT and not burning. At the time of our visit, it was, to say the least damp, but soon it will be tinder dry.

It is £5 for the forest trail.
Car parking is EXTRA if you stop outside the visitor centre.

Tea room is good value for money - large mug of tea = 85p

Thank Midlands_T
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Visited Cwmcarn scenic drive on a beautiful clear day. £5 entry per car. You follow a one-way route up through the forest with numerous stopping points along the way. There is a play area at stop no.3 where the kids can play on a zip wire and a few other climbing/activity frames. Multiple points for BBQ's and picnics. There are also a few walks to higher look-out points which we didn't do with two small children. Overall a pleasant afternoon.

Thank DOKE-TRAVELS
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We recently camped here along with a group of friends and we all had a fantastic time.
The breakfasts were well cooked and all staff were friendly.
A nice place to walk or just chill out.

1  Thank LilianMatthews
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