Cwmcarn Forest Drive Camp Site

Newport, Glamorgan

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Cwmcarn Forest Drive Camp Site is a beautiful four star family holiday destination close to Newport in South Wales. The park is open all throughout the year with the exception of the Christmas and New Year period. There are 27 pitches available to accommodate you in touring caravans, motorhomes, and tents; these all have electric hook ups for guests to use. In addition to these pitches there are also seven camping pods for hire that come in different sizes, to suit couples and families respectively.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to camp with you in your tents, motorhomes and touring caravans and there's no extra charge for them, or for your pup tents, awnings, windbreaks or showers.

There are good facilities provided at the park for your convenience during your holiday, including toilets and showers, washing machines, tumble dryers, and chemical waste disposal points. The site has a coffee shop where you can pick up light refreshments, while the visitor centre that looks after Cwmcarn Forest Drive Camp Site provides plenty of information about great walks that you can enjoy around the area, whether you fancy doing just short five-minute trails through the woods or longer hikes.

On bank holiday weekends there is a minimum stay of three nights or more. The campsite is aimed at families and couples, so youth groups and Duke of Edinburgh Award groups are not permitted to stay here.

The park on the banks of the Nantcarn stream and is the perfect gateway for exploring Cwmcarn Forest and the surrounding area, which includes Ebbw Forest and miles of other woodland and hilly terrain.

While many guests head to the park and enjoy seeing the landscape on foot, road cycling and mountain biking is also popular, with both offered from the site. The visitor centre has details of good walks that you can do straight from the campsite. Start with a gentle 0.9-mile Nant Carn Walk, which only takes 20 minutes and is ideal to acclimatise and get your bearings. It takes you to the lovely lake and is suitable for most people, but tricky for wheelchairs and buggies because there's a kissing gate or two to negotiate. steep climbs and descents through the trees. If you're lucky enough to be here in spring, try the Bluebell Walk, an easy 30-minute 1.2-mile stroll through the woods, past ponds, streams and valleys. After that, perhaps you'll be ready for a strenuous and steep two-hour walk over 2.5 miles, called Twmbarlwm. Or, tackle the nine-mile 1807 walk if you'd like a five-hour challenge with plenty of great views. More walks are available, as you'll find out at the visitor centre. These are excellent activities for energetic families or groups that want an adrenaline-fuelled way of discovering this beautiful region of Wales.

If you enjoy fishing holidays, you will find plenty of places to spend a day fishing in South Wales, because there are numerous streams and waterways near the campsite. You can also go fishing from the banks of a one-acre lake within Cwmcarn Forest that is maintained and overseen by the Cwmcarn Angling Association. You should be able to catch brown trout, carp, tench and bream in this springwater-fed lake and you will need to use landing nets and release them gently back into the lake afterwards. Fishing is treated as a family activity here. There's also a fishing session for disabled people on Saturday mornings.

Outside of Cwmcarn Forest and away from the holiday park there are plenty of places for you to see and things to do. Numerous villages are located in the surrounding area, all boasting local amenities including convenience stores and welcoming country pubs. Blackwood is the closest main town, itself hosting a larger range of shops, including supermarkets, and a number of popular pub and restaurant chains.

Tourists who like to explore close to the campsite can walk into Cwmcarn Village in around 15-minutes, where there is a bike hire shop and a number of locally owned small businesses, where guests can pick up everything from essentials to quirky holiday gifts.

If you love the outdoors and wish to explore beyond Cwmcarn Forest, it's worth taking a drive to the north, to visit the Brecon Beacons National Park, where you will find vast swathes of open, wild landscape and some stunning hill top views and valleys.

To the south, guests have the choice of travelling into Newport or into Cardiff, the Welsh capital. Both locations sit on the banks of the River Severn and are excellent places to visit. Newport is best for those preferring somewhere quieter but with plenty to do, while culture and entertainment lovers should head into Cardiff where there is always something going on, as well as plenty of great cafés and bars to pick up something to eat and drink.

Open all year.

Disabled access, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, Sanitary block(s), Take away food, Washing up facilities, Cafe

Cycle hire

20 Motorhome pitches, 20 Tent pitches, 20 Touring pitches, 10 Camping pods

Nearby attractions:
Cycle hire, Golf, Swimming (Indoor), Tennis

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Cwmcarn Forest Drive Camp Site

Cwmcarn, Crosskeys
Glamorgan, Wales
United Kingdom
NP11 7FA
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