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Things to do in Cwmcarn, South Wales

Cwmcarn is a Small Village in the South Wales Valleys. It's 9 Miles by road from Junction 28 of the M4.

The village comprises:

  • 2 Convenience Stores
  • Café
  • Chinese and Indian Takeaways
  • Fish & Chip Shop
  • Public house (Cwmcarn Hotel)

Local Lake © Sue Welsford
© Sue Welsford

Village View © Sue Welsford
© Sue Welsford

Alongside clubs (working men's type rather than Nightclubs), service businesses, schools and motor trade facilities.

Local Park © Sue Welsford
© Sue Welsford

In the Snow © Sue Welsford
© Sue Welsford

Visitors Centre

Forest Drive Stream © Sue Welsford
© Sue Welsford

Approximately 2 miles into the Carn Valley, You will find Cwmcarn Visitors Centre where you find a Caravan/camping site and fishing pond (Members fishing only).

Above the pond is a old Pit wheel and a dram where the pit once stood.

Just up the road from this point you will find the entrance of Cwmcarn Forest Drive (payable entrance charge).


Forest Bike Trail © Sue Welsford
© Sue Welsford

If you go to car park 7 then walk up to Twmbarlem, the views on a clear day are outstanding:

To the East you can see just past the Severn Crossings.

To the West what is believed to be the Millennium stadium in the distance.

To the South, over the Severn Estuary, you can see the coast of the West Country including Weymouth.

And if you look North can see the Mountains Cascading away into the distance.

Mountain Biking

If you are an enthusiastic Mountain Down hill biker check out 'Y Mynydd Mojo', Pronounced Y = "ee" as in See, Mynydd = Munuth, Mojo.

Description by Ian Pugh

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From junction 28 on the M4 take the A467 heading north, following the brown signs marked Forest Drive on this road you will encounter a few roundabouts on the 5th Roundabout take 3rd exit then 1st left this will take you up in to Cwmcarn Village.

To Get to the Forest Drive take 3rd exit of the roundabout then 3rd left on to the Drive Rd, this will take you straight to the Forest Drive.


Self Catering

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