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Reviews of Cwmcarn Forest

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Cwmcarn Forest
Glamorgan   (Browse area)
NP11 7FA
Tel: 01495 272001
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Pitches: 20 (& 10 Pods)
Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 46 Reviews
                8/10 from 46 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: October 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Debora 1 review from this member

 Loved the site. Set in a lovely surrounding brilliant walks.

Staff very friendly in the visitors centre.

Play areas for the grandchildren.

Facilities where clean and worked well.

Not a great deal to do in the local town but we were happy to stay on site.

Very reasonable site fees and food in cafe good & reasonably priced. 
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Date of Visit: October 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Aburs9 1 review from this member

 Visited Oct 2023 in a motorhome

Rating 9. 5/10

As seasoned travellers around the South West Cwmcarn Forest campsite has to be the most scenic site we have ever visited, with tree-lined hills all around our valley setting, with a stream flowing into a shallow lake in an opening a few minutes walk away along a wooded path.

The actual campsite is small with plenty of room for the few spaces available, quiet and with good facilities all round, set in a valley with tree-lined hills encircling the venue.

Just yards away is a visitors centre serving breakfast and other good food throughout the day, with a very friendly tourist shop with interesting informative local books and maps, as well as some quality gifts for sale.

Overall a beautiful well run site, one we will definitely be revisiting very soon. 
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Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Maureen1 5 reviews from this member

 Very enjoyable stay.

Staff in Visitor Centre friendly and helpful, especially with excellent Nature Discovery packs for the grandchildren (7 & 4) who were with parents in tent in adjacent pitch.

Playground great.

Use the Cwmcarn Forest Drive rather than Satnav which will take you through very narrow residential streets. 
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Date of Visit: June 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Karenr 1 review from this member

 Lovely little campsite in great location with forest walks and mountain bike trails from the site.

Staff friendly and helpful.

Visitor centre at site entrance has a popular cafe serving breakfast, lunch, cakes and drinks.

The facilities are dated but work very well and are kept clean.

There is even a small kitchen.

The pitches are level are well maintained. 
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Date of Visit: March 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Debsy 122 reviews from this member

 Nice site, not many pitches at all but lots of glamping pods, some of these face the wrong way for the sun unfortunately.

Nice walks in the forest and a well stocked visitor centre.

Toilets and showers clean and adequate - controlled by a code.

Awesome kids playground and lake. 


Date of Visit: October 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Tinatu 1 review from this member

 Very small site, with all the facilities you need.

The walks around the site are amazing, lovely lake which our labs loved.

Cooked breakfast from the visitor center was delicious. 
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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Nikki1 1 review from this member

 Very very well run small site.

All kept clean and tidy. Excellent access to bike trails.

Nice cafe with selection of snacks and lunch.

Well organised and great kitchen to use.

All very friendly. 
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Date of Visit: November 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Brenda 1 review from this member

 Great site, lovely staff, fantastic bacon rolls! and the toilets and showers were open.

They seem to be upgrading to chalets, lovely area at the back of the site now turned over to modern comfortable chalets (we had a peek) arranged as a little village.

We could only make out 3 areas for motorhomes or caravans and around 6 for tents.

The campsite is in a beautiful forested area with a large fishing lake and miles of woodland to explore and enjoy.

Rubbish disposal and recycling facilities although l was disappointed that the recycling was just a 'dump the lot in here' and not the separation that the councils require.

Everything else was first rate, chemical disposal, drinking water and every pitch had electricity.

Amenity block first class with a laundry, toilets and disabled toilets, very good showers (free) and even a wet room for our disabled. Hairdryers 30p token.

All in all excellent facilities. Just alongside the campsite there is a very good children's playground BUT requires parental supervision, not the place to leave your youngsters free to roam. Sadly, for us, this was the holiday from hell, although the bacon rolls helped keep us sane.

We will go back, definitely.

Weather was a nightmare and we experienced one catastrophe after another because of it culminating with hubby needing 16 stitches in his calf. Two wet and soggy warriors with two bedraggled pups. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Dragon56 28 reviews from this member

 We only stayed one night at this lovely site. It was so peaceful and the woodland and lake was a beautiful place to walk our dog. We had a great welcome and the E/H pitch with hardstanding was plenty big enough for our motorhome. We will be back as soon as we can and next time stay longer. If your looking for a quiet, peaceful campsite with good facilities then this is the one. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rikaram 25 reviews from this member

 Lovely site in the middle of woodland but not far from shops etc. And with an excellent cafe just next to the pitches.

Toilet block was clean and in reasonable condition. Plenty large enough for a small site such as this.

Price was very reasonable for me and a small tent. My only concern was the pea shingle use as a base for the pitches. I would be concerned that the groundsheet would be damaged by the stones. My tent was small enough to use an adjoining section of grass fortunately. I'm sure its ideal for campervans / caravans but not a place to put tents.  

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