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Cwmcarn Forest Drive

Following significant investment from Natural Resources Wales and Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cwmcarn Forest Drive has welcomed visitors for the first time in over six years.

Just a 10-minute drive from Junction 28 of the M4, you can head for the hills and experience a drive around the spectacular Cwmcarn Forest.

Meander around the twisting bends and allow the enchanting forest to immerse you into tranquility where you can truly leave the rest of the world behind. Park up at one of our seven car parks to absorb the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside or settle at one of the many picnic and BBQ spots to relax and take it easy.

Let the children burn off some energy in not one, but THREE new adventure playgrounds, sensory tunnels, woodland sculpture trail or follow the several all-ability trails along the route.

Having closed in 2015 to allow for the felling of 150,000 trees affected by the disease Phytophthora Ramorum, we are thrilled to once again welcome visitors back to our popular outdoor attraction.

Key information whilst planning your visit:

  • Opening Date: Monday 21st June
  • Opening Times: 10am 6pm (Last entry 4pm)
  • Bring cash: We are currently only accepting cash payments for drive admissions. The facility for card payments will be installed shortly.
  • Quiet Times: We’re anticipating a high volume of visitors in the coming weeks, if you would prefer a less crowded experience, please arrive early and avoid peak days/times e.g weekends.

Downloadable Drive Guide

The forest experience in the heart of the valleys.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In readiness for the highly anticipated re-opening of Cwmcarn Forest Drive, please see below a link to our FAQs page, which will hopefully answer some of the popular questions and help whilst planning your visit.

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