Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. The visitor centre provides a perfect place to meet, stock up on refreshments as well as finding out about what you can do in the area. Relax in Ravens cafe to sample a range of freshly cooked meals and snacks or peruse our wide range of homewares and gifts in our well stocked gift area.
Cwmcarn forest offers a range of activities and events for all the family, childrens explorer trail, fishing, mountain biking and many walking routes for all abilities. Why not pay us a visit and explore by bike and foot, the delights of this hidden wooded valley that culminates in a stunning sequence of views.
The hills of this previously mined area have been transformed into peaceful forests with impressive views where nature has reclaimed the majority of the former industrial past. It is difficult to imagine that some of the surrounding hillsides were slag heaps with hardly a tree to be seen. Today Cwmcarn Forest has become a haven for people and wildlife.
Please note that the Forest Drive has now closed for the removal of the infected Larch trees. You can still walk and cycle in the forest and the Visitor Centre is open as normal.
The Twrch Trail has it all, testing climbs, swooping descents and demanding technical sections. There is 15.5km of almost pure single-track through stunning landscape once scarred by coal mining. Best of all the Twrch Trail is FREE and can be ridden all year.
Nestling alongside the banks of the Nantcarn Stream, is the 3 star Visit Wales graded campsite. Accommodation is available for up to 27 caravans or tents, with electric hook ups, shower and toilet facilities.
Head for the hills and take a drive around the spectacular Forest Drive. You can park up at one of the seven car parks to take in the breathtaking views or settle at one of the many picnic and BBQ spots to relax and take it easy.
Experience some of the best walking in Wales with our self-guided walks for all abilities, which take in the wildlife and Cwmcarn Forest’s beautiful wooded setting. The more energetic can walk all the way to Twmbarlwm hillfort with its staggering panoramic views.
Cwmcarn Forest Drive
Please note that the Drive has now closed until further notice. The Visitor centre,Forest and valley floor remain open as normal.
Wildlife Explorer Trail
Entertain the children at the Wildlife explorer etching trail at Cwmcarn Forest. Please see the events listing for further information.
Camping Pods are available to hire
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