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Fforest Fawr

About Fforest Fawr

Gateway to Castell Coch

Fforest Fawr is the stunning backdrop to the famous Castell Coch, near the village of Tongwynlais. A beautiful mixed woodland which is renowned for its display of bluebells in the spring; not surprisingly Fforest Fawr is frequently used as a film location for productions ranging from Welsh historical dramas to children's TV programmes. There is a series of waymarked walks and horse-riding routes. There is an easy access route and a sculpture trail - look out for the friendly fox when you stop at the viewpoint.

How to get there:

Tongwynlais is the nearest town or village.

The wood is situated between the village of Tongwynlais and the A 470, 1 mile North of Junction 32 of the M4.

OS Grid Reference: ST 144840
For details of public transport visit

Start your visit from:

Fforest Fawr Car Park
Autumnal mixed woodland


InformationParkingEasy Access


WalkingHorse RidingEducational


Emma Felkin

0300 065 3000

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