2011 has seen many improvements and additions to Cwmcarn Forest. The most exciting arrival came in the form of three new ‘glamping pods’ during February. Their success has been exceptional with many visitors choosing this alternative form of camping over traditional canvas. This week staff were jubilant at the arrival of three more pods; landscaping is now in full swing to ensure the pods blend in with the stunning 4 star Visit Wales graded campsite with tranquil surroundings and forest drive as a sensational backdrop. The new arrivals will be available for hire during November; with heating, lighting and electric sockets… there is no longer a need to pack the camping gear in the attic for the winter, come along to Cwmcarn forest and have a ‘glamping’ experience!
Walking in Cwmcarn Forest is extremely popular with local people and visitors alike, with many stunning walks in and around the drive; Cwmcarn Forest is a firm favourite. The newly launched Cwmcarn Walking Pack has been flying off the shelves with its glossy walking leaflets featuring detailed maps and directions. Each of the five walks are labeled green, amber or red to illustrate how strenuous each walk is. With a gentle ‘Bluebell Walk’, which takes in woodlands, ponds and streams, is perfect for the family and just 1.2 miles. For the more experienced walker there’s the ‘1807 Walk’, which has some strenuous climbs but is completely worth it when reaching a Bronze Age Hillfort on Twmbarlwm. The 360 degree views are simply breathtaking to say the least.
This autumn, get your walking boots on and sample the magnificence and tranquillity of this stunning forest; it really is worth a visit. Families will enjoy the forest woodcarvings, adventure playground and picnic spots, all hidden away on the forest drive.
For more information on Cwmcarn Forest, including walks, camping, mountain biking and events, visit www.cwmcarnforest.co.uk or contact the Visitor Centre on 01495 272001.