Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. Situated in Crosskeys near Newport in Glamorgan.
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. 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. It is difficult to imagine that some of the surrounding hillsides were slag heaps with hardly a tree to be seen. The Forestry Commission started to plant trees here in 1922. Today Cwmcarn Forest in the Nantcarn valley has become a haven for people and wildlife.
Nestling alongside the banks of the Nantcarn stream is the Wales Tourist Board 4 star graded Cwmcarn Forest Campsite. A well-equipped caravan and camping park at the foot of the spectacular forest drive. Accommodation is available for up to 15 caravans or tents, with electric hook up, laundry room, shower and toilet facilities and chemical waste disposal.
There are several villages surrounding Cwmcarn where you will find a selection of shops and pubs. The larger town of Blackwood is a short drive away with a range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Just a 15-minute walk will take you to Cwmcarn Village where there is a bike hire shop and a small selection of shops.
If you like the idea of camping, but not the bugs, then the timber framed Pod is your saviour. Just bring along your camping gear but no need to pack the tent. Our pods have a heater, a light and electric socket. The veranda is partially covered, so perfect for enjoying a meal or relaxing with a glass of wine. Ideal for a short break or over night stay without the hassle of packing away a wet tent.
One family & one standard Pod are now pet friendly (small additional charge £3 per night).
Cwmcarn Forest has some of the best walking in Wales. Choose from the 12 mile circular 'Raven Walk' encompassing Cwmcarn Forest and the Sirhowy and Ebbw Valleys or take the 'Coal, Celts and Contrasts' which takes in the impressive Twmbarlwm mountain or shorter walks in and around the forest.
Glamping rates are from: £37 - £52 depending on season.
Camping rates start from £20 per night (based on 2 adults and 2 children).
4 Star Visit Wales.