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Cwmcarn Forest

  • Caerphilly
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds, Cycling

Attraction Information

Cwmcarn Forest offers a decent range of activities and events for all the family, including children's explorer trail, fishing, mountain biking and walking routes for all abilities - all with a stunning sequence of panoramic views on the side!

This previously heavily mined area has been transformed into scenic and peaceful forest where nature has reclaimed the former industrial past with gusto, so it's a got a nice educational edge to it too! It is hard to imagine in it's current lustre that some of the surrounding hillsides here were once slag heaps with nary a tree to be seen!

For Cyclists the Twrch Trail is a bit of a local Mecca: testing climbs, swooping descents and rather demanding technical sections are spread over 15.5km of almost solely single-track riding, plus it's free to use and open year round!

The visitor centre provides a great central place to meet up and find out what you can do in the area that suits your group, plus relax in the Ravens cafe or peruse the wide range of homewares and gifts in the gift shop. There are also 'Glamping' and good old camping options available too if you're going to make the most of your visit. And why not?!

Opening hours

Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment


Car parking charges now apply throughout the site, £1 for 2 hours, £3 all day.

Travel & Contact Information


Cwmcarn, Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Gwent, NP11 7FA, Wales

Phone number

01495 272001



Click here to visit Cwmcarn Forest's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Cwmcarn Forest is wheelchair friendly.

No, Cwmcarn Forest have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Cwmcarn Forest has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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