Cwmcarn Forest Drive Campsite, Cwmcarn, Caerphilly, Glamorgan
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. 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 7 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.
We have 10 camping pods, which could be described as a "wooden tent", on site. There are three unfurnished standard pods (sleeping 2 adults & 1 child) and two unfurnished family pods (sleeping 2 adult & 2 children). We also have five furnished pods which have a double bed, tea/coffee making facilities and a small fridge, with the addition of bunk beds (additional charge £6 per night - suitable for under 10yrs) we can accommodate a family of four. All have their own picnic table and BBQ facilities. One family & one standard unfurnished Pod are pet friendly – maximum 2 dogs (small additional charge £3 per night).
We have 6 new lodges which are luxuriously furnished to suit all your needs. They sleep between 2-6 people and come with a fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower and toilet, a full size double bed and a living area with a sofa bed. Double doors open onto a delightful, decked veranda with seating, the ideal spot for a glass of wine whilst savouring the view.
Cwmcarn Angling Association is situated in the tranquil, picturesque setting of Cwmcarn Forest.
The fishing lake is approximately 1 acre in size, having spring fed, crystal clear waters. In the vicinity of the lake, there are seating areas, BBQ/picnic facilities, car parking and toilets. It’s an ideal location for a family day out or for that little bit of ‘me’ time with the excitement of catching some fish.
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.
For more information about our pet friendly campsite in Glamorgan please visit our website.
Rates: £26.25 - £33.75 pn, pods £48.25 - £58.25 pn.
Bookings need to be made by people aged 21 and over.
Telephone: 01495 272001
Email: [email protected]