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Cwmcarn Forest Drive Campsite


Located at the foot of the magnificent 7 mile Forest Drive, this picturesque campsite has great facilities for campers of all ages.

New for 2011 at Cwmcarn Forest Campsite are 10 camping Pods available to hire, Three of the pods can accommodate 2 adults and one child whilst the remaining seven are family pods and can accommodate two adults and three small children. Two of our pods (one family and one standard) are also pet friendly (£3 additional charge per pet). 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 electic 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.

To book or check availability just contact the Visitor Centre on 01495 272001 (we take the first nights stay as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Bank Holiday bookings must be made for 3 nights Fri - Mon). Accommodation is available for up to 16 caravans (5 hard standings) or tents with an additional 7 all weather tent pitches (installed 2010) all with electric hook up. Modern shower and toilet facilities (upgraded 2010), kitchen (upgraded 2011), laundry room, DDA compliant wet room (new 2011) & chemical waste disposal.

Ravens Cafe is located within the Visitor Centre alongside the campsite, serving hot meals and a range of snacks and ice-creams during the day time. The Visitor Centre is open daily where there is well stocked gift shop selling local crafts. Staff at the Visitor Centre are on hand to help with visitor enquiries. 


  • Chemical disposal point
  • Electric hook-up points
  • Shower/Toilet Facilities

Public Transport Directions

Stagecoach 02920 850823 & Glyn Williams Travel 01495 229237 The most convenient bus stops are "Silver Street" situated on Twyncarn Road in Pontywaun. These are at the main entrance road to Cwmcarn Forest Drive. The nearest train station is Crosskeys, which is about a 15minute walk from the Visitor Centre. National Rail Enquiries - 08457 484950 Traveline Cymru - 0871 200 22 33 / website Caerphilly Travelinks - 01495 235223

Road Directions

7 miles from Junction 28 of the M4, follow signs to Risca on A467 then follow brown Tourist Signs (As you approach Cwmcarn Forest, please follow the signage for the site, as Satellite Navigation Systems will direct you to a local housing estate.)