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Walking at Cwmcarn

Five Fabulous Walks at Cwmcarn Forest

From under a mile to nine miles, there are walks to suit all abilities. Each one offers different scenery and terrain which take in the beauty of Cwmcarn Forest, the expansive lake and Valley floor. Different seasons bring different flora and fauna; enjoy the gentle Bluebell Walk in May when the bluebells are in full bloom, or in Autumn when the leaves are changing and offer some contrasting scenery and colours.

Each of our walks are listed below, maps and directions will be available to download shortly.

Cwmcarn Wildlife Explorer Challenge

Be a wildlife explorer by following the explorer map to find 21 special posts over a short 1.2 mile circular walk. Call into the visitor centre and purchase your Explorer pack (including crayons) then go exploring. Find the hidden metal plaque at each post and match the right picture in the explorer booklet. Etch the plaque in your booklet and move on the find the next post! Once completed, a wildlife explorer certificate can be purchased from the visitor centre reception. Happy exploring!

Booklets are available from the visitor Centre reception for £1.50 between 9am – 5pm daily.


Twmbarlwm Walk

This 2 hour walk will take you up to the top of the Iron Age hillfort of Twmbarlwm. It was once a centre for the Silurian Celts who fought a 25-year war with Rome. The hill fort would have been well defended with ramparts, warriors on horseback and speedy chariots. From the top are stunning views, over Cardiff Bay to the south and towards the Brecon Beacons to the north.

Twmbarlwm Walk *map coming soon!*>


Nantcarn Walk

A short 1 mile stroll to enjoy the sights and sounds of the stream and lake. Suitable for most people, but there are some uneven surfaces, which can be slippery when wet. Two kissing gates make it difficult for pushchairs.

Nantcarn Walk *map coming soon!*


1807 Walk

A 9 mile walk starting from the visitor centre, taking in historic features, stunning woodlands and fantastic views. There are some steep climbs and descents with this walk, but the views are well worth the effort.

1807 Walk *map coming soon!*


Bluebell Walk

A gentle 1.2 mile walk taking in woodlands, ponds and streams and valley views. Suitable for most people, but there are some uneven surfaces, which can be slippery when wet. One kissing gate and a set of steps.

Bluebell Walk *map coming soon!*


Escape to Twmbarlwm Walk

Climb up the steps to Twmbarlwm Mountain, and be prepared to be blown away, literally! This 6.5 mile walk is an effort worth making.

Escape to Twmbarlwm Walk *map coming soon!*

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