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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.

Car Park

Car parking is available at £1 for 2 hours stay 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

Cwmcarn Forest Drive

Please note that the Forest Drive has now closed for the removal of the infected Larch trees. You can still walk and cycle in the forest and the Visitor Centre is open as normal. It is anticipated that the drive will re-open in Spring 2021.

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