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Family lunch out

Had a lovely meal with good and friendly service, plenty to do and scenery great to look at... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Glamping pods

We have just returned from 2 nights at Cwncarn forest glamping pods, wow they are brilliant, we had... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Bridgend, UK
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Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments, gifts and homewares as well as finding out about what you can do in the area. Sample our wide range of meals and snacks available at...more
Forest Drive, Cwmcarn, Wales
+44 1495 272001
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with good and friendly service, plenty to do and scenery great to look at. Excellent place to ride bikes and camp out. Looking forward to visiting again.

Thank jeffatm
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from 2 nights at Cwncarn forest glamping pods, wow they are brilliant, we had a furnished pod which had a double bed (take your own bedding), kettle, fridge and heater. They was spotlessly clean. You have several electricity points and a...More

Thank Julieellenlewis
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The food is great here and tastes amazing but the service is not at the same level. If the service was better then I the atmosphere would be better. Won't me recommending to anyone.

Thank PumbaaReviews
Reviewed 3 August 2018

we had 4 nights in a pod that was furnished, a double bed, fridge, comfy chair ,heater and tea making facilities. also a place for a disposable bbq and a wooden picnic table. the pod was spotless when we arrived and everything we had hoped...More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Cwmcarn forest is one of my top places to take the family and dog for a weekend walk. With a wide variety of trails suitable for all abilities, the forest is well maintained with good facilities.

Thank SarahB3017
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We arranged a weekend with a group of friends using the Camping Pods and campsite facilities at Cwmcarn Forest. The pod we had was basic and allowed dogs. We had electric sockets/ a decking area at the front for cooking and each pod had a...More

Thank SallyC1310
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This was the second time myself and my son have been here mountain biking. It’s hard. Cafel trail just goes up, with a series of riotous decent sand your face will be aching from the grin when you get back to the car park, as...More

2  Thank hamandtheboy
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

It is not a tourist spot for foreigners because there is no public transport to get to Cwmcarn National Park unless you drive. It is a walk and mountain bike trail frequented by the locals. Absolutely stunning and serene. Definitely worth getting there if you...More

Thank Roselind K
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Regular visitor for many different reasons from walking the dog to family fun days for BBQs by the pond in the sunshine. Have also experienced the glamping pods which are clean and well furnished.

1  Thank Zoe D
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Not a bad cafe for hikers and cyclists - the food can take a very long time to arrive but the food always tastes great.

Thank FreddieS203
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janice s
21 February 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Hi, there are numerous walks around the woodland that avoid our lake and river however you may come across the odd stream or two. Dogs must be kept on their leads around and within the visitor centre and must be kept under... More
ady p
6 January 2015|
Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, all the trails will be open in January and during the tree removal, some diversions will be in place but not currently. THe valley floor and visitor centre will remain open and unaffected. please check with... More