Camping near Cwmcarn
Looking to go camping in Wales this summer. The closest trail centre for me is Cwmcarn. Im looking for a nice campsite within 20 miles ish of the centre. I'll be going with my to-be heavily pregnant missus and 2 year old daughter so dont really want to be anywhere too rough. Really want somewhere with a quiet local pub and nice surroundings on the campsite for evening bbqs and beers.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks in advance.
Ps.. try Afan its only another 20mins max... and some good trails there and camping onsite
but afan has more trails, also does camping and is actually a good 40/45 minutes further into Wales. i would say both sets of camping at the trail cetners is basic but adequate.
I scoured everywhere in wales to find the best place for me and 3 lads to go, for the activities we wanted (mainly biking, of course!!!!) and Afan came up trumps!
Cwm Carn campsite is small and sparse. It’s squashed into the bottom of the valley very close to the gravel car park and as you know there aint much there. Apart from the centre this is not a tourist area and the local pubs and facilities are typical welsh valley industrial working class. Nothing wrong with that, It’s where I’m from but I wouldn’t want to take a pregnant partner there for a short brake.
Afan isn’t much better and the camping field is very sloping. A pregnant woman could roll out of her sleeping bag and just keep on rolling.
Don’t get me wrong. Both sites are ideal for a bunch of hardy bikers to use as a base.
If I were you Id go inland to the Brecon beacons area equidistant from both centres. The Riverside International camping site is such a place with a drive time of about 45 mins to both centres. It has a pool, bar and facilities more suitable for your partner and a couple of villages nearby.
Be warned! If you take ur family camping to these centres especially this time of year in her condition, you will never be allowed to forget it...
reindeer & rabbits & playground for the little 'un.
clean facilities, shop, pub opposite.
You're right on the Taff trail - climb (walk) up the big Fans right from the entrance (12 mile circular). There's loads of proper XC biking in the region
1 hour from Cwmcarn
50 mins to afan
Yes, I agree with that....