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Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. 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. Why not treat the family to a unique fun day out along the seven miles of Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Explore by car, bike or foot the delights of this hidden wooded valley that culminates in a stunning sequence of views.

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 Four Star graded Cwmcarn Forest Campsite. A well-equipped caravan and camping park at the foot of the spectacular forest drive.

For 2012 we have increased the number of camping ‘Pods’, which could be described as a "wooden tent", on site. There are now three Standard pods (2 adults & 1 child) and seven Family pods available which provide spacious accommodation for up to four people. All have their own picnic table and BBQ facilities.

Accommodation is available for up to 16 caravans (6 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.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods


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  • Nantcarn Road, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales, NP11 7FA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.6354°N 3.1131°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cwmbran Bus Station — 4.2 miles
Pontypool: Town Hall Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
Newport (S. Wales): Bus Station — 6.1 miles
Train stations
Crosskeys Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Risca & Pontymister Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Newbridge Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 7.6 miles
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 11.1 miles
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 11.5 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 19.1 miles
Bristol International Airport — 24.4 miles


Well sign posted from the M4 & Head of the Valleys Road - Brown Tourism Signs - Cwmcarn Forest Drive / Scenic Drive.
Follow these signs directly to the site
CAUTION SatNav will direct you in the wrong direction as you turn off the main road into the village as we share the post code. Please follow Brown Tourism signs and site signage for the visitor centre.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

World-class cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails on site.

Bike uplift available on site.

walking packs available - many on site walks to choose from

Close to many world class golf courses.

Nearby shooting ranges.

Convienient for events in both Cardiff and Newport with good rail links to both cities.

Must see

  • Caerphilly Castle (6.2 miles)
  • Caerleon Roman Fortress & Baths (7.1 miles)
  • Castell Coch (9.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Clevedon Court (18.2 miles)
  • Tyntesfield (21.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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