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Cwmcarn

About

The fastest way for southern based riders to get their fix of singletrack fun and DH action, Cwmcarn is less than half an hour from the Severn bridge and 10min from the M4.

The wild and more natural contouring singletrack of the Cognation funded Cafall and legendary Twrch trail. Both Red graded trails will keep you firmly focused on your riding, but stop for a breather and look about and you’ll be looking out over the Bristol Channel. The Y Mynydd Downhill trail has been joined by the Cognation funded Pedalhounds DH trail giving another Extreme graded option for those joining the onsite uplift.

Cognation mtb trails South Wales was founded in 2010 and is investing in mountain biking across South Wales. It is a partnership project between Neath Port Talbot CBC, Caerphilly CBC, Merthyr Tydfil CBC and Forestry Commission Wales. It is part-funded by the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government with match funding coming from the Welsh Government and partner organisations.

Facilities

For Cwmcarn Visitor Centre opening times please visit our website.

http://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/cwmcarnforest/visitor-information/visitor-information

To book the uplift service visit Cwmdown  www.cwmdown.co.uk. Private Uplifts are not permitted on either of the trails.

Shop and bike hire are available from PS Cycles – www.pscycles.co.uk

There is a shop, café and bike wash, plus pay and display car parking facilities.

Contact Info

For accommodation & trail information contact Cwmcarn Visitor Centre: 01495 272001 (campsite for tents / caravans with 10 glamping pods also located on site) http://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/cwmcarnforest/glamping/glamping

For tourist information contact Caerphilly Tourist Information Centre: Tel: 02920 880011

Email: tourism@caerphilly.gov.uk

Bob looks after the trails at Cwmcarn. He’s the Natural Resource Wales mountain bike ranger for the south and you can follow him on twitter https://twitter.com/MTBRangersouth

Follow Cwmdown on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cwmdown/175534509169213 or on twitter https://twitter.com/cwmdown

Getting Here

Take M4 into Wales (or M50 / A40 / A449 if you’re coming from the north). Leave motorway at junction 28, heading north on A467 past Risca and Crosskeys towards Abercarn. Turn right at fifth roundabout, Cwm Carn Forest centre is signposted from here.

Public transport:

Bus service 151 Blackwood to Newport
Bus service X15 Brynmawr to Newport
Bus service X16 Brynmawr to Cardiff
Bus service X18 Ebbw Vale to Newport

The nearest train station is in Crosskeys, just down the road from Cwmcarn

For Sat Nav/GPS/Mapping Services use: NP11 7FA
OS Grid Reference: ST 235 940

 

 

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cafall06
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Cafall

Climbing up to altitudes over 600 metres this trail gives you a real sense of adventure. W ...
Climbing up to altitudes over 600 metres this trail gives you a real sense of adventure. With some tough climbs and ...
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Pedalhounds

Cwmcarn’s new 1.4km Downhill Track follows the line of the old club-built trail down a ste ...
Cwmcarn’s new 1.4km Downhill Track follows the line of the old club-built trail down a steep side valley in the for ...
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Twrch

The Twrch trail is firmly in place as a real ‘classic’ South Wales red grade trail. This 1 ...
The Twrch trail is firmly in place as a real ‘classic’ South Wales red grade trail. This 13.3km well-established si ...
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Y Mynydd

Extreme downhill mountain bike trail for experienced riders only. The trail drops 250m thr ...
Extreme downhill mountain bike trail for experienced riders only. The trail drops 250m through the steep hillsides ...