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Fforest Fawr


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Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Picnic Areas, Water On Route

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Fforest Fawr woodland is near Castell Coch, one of the most picturesque castles in Wales. There are three walking trails from the Fforest Fawr car park including a sculpture trail for families, and another walking trail from the Castell Coch car park. Fforest Fawr is a mixed woodland and it has patches of bluebells, wood anemones and wild garlic in the spring. Fantastic fir dogs to explore all year round.

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  • FlokiBilboAdams profile

    2 years ago

    We went midweek and it wasn’t too busy, which is great because we had a handful of opportunities to let both dogs off their leads. The forest creates a blanket from the sun too, which we also liked. Bring water with you as we couldn’t find the water outlet that was advertised on here, so dogs were a bit thirsty after their walkies.
  • goredraken profile

    a year ago

    Started the walk from Forest Fawr carpark and took the circular 'Sir Henry's Trail' towards Castell Coch. It was a gentle meandering path, except the last descent towards the castle in which it got quite steep. The ascent back was also semi-steep. There were a few streams dotted around off the trail if your dog gets thirsty.
  • Weslot1234 profile

    3 months ago

    Fantastic walk in the heart of the natural woodland forest. It is in a lovely location above the beautiful Castell Coch and is my favourite dog walk. My dog can run free and I can admire the trees in different seasons. There are many trails, some hilly, but they're worth the effort and there are wood sculptures to view.
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Location details

You can reach Fforest Fawr either via Caerphilly or Cardiff Castell Coch entry. Also via Taff Trail.

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