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Visitor Information

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Open every day 9:00am – 5:00pm except a 4.30pm close on a Friday during the winter time.

Closed over the Christmas and New Year period from 25th December until 2nd January.

Cwmcarn Forest Drive Opening Times

Easter – 31st October, 10am – 6pm (Last entry 4pm)
1st November – Easter, Weekends only, 10am – 4pm (Last entry 2pm)

Car                                 £10.00

Minibus (1-16 seats)  £18.50

Coach                            £35.00

Motorbike                    £5.00

For more information on the Forest Drive, please visit our designated webpage which includes a list of FAQs – click here

Car Park

£1 for 2 hours or £3 all day


By Road – please refer to the below map

As you approach Cwmcarn Forest, please follow the signage for the site, as Satellite Navigation Systems will direct you to a local housing estate.

Public Transport


The most convenient bus stops are on Silver Street situated on Twyncarn Road in Pontywaun. These are on the main entrance road to Cwmcarn Forest.

Caerphilly County Borough bus timetables can be found here

Caerphilly County Borough bus and train map


The nearest train station is Crosskeys, approximately a 15 minute walk from the Visitor Centre.

Transport for Wales Timetables

National Rail Enquiries

Traveline Cymru – Journey Planning Wales

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