Garwnant Visitor Centre, near Merthyr Tydfil

What's here

The visitor facilities at Garwnant are now managed by Forest Holidays and remain open to day visitors. 



Garwnant Visitor Centre is the southern gateway to the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park.

This family-friendly forest is easy to find, just off the A470 north of Merthyr Tydfil.

Natural Resources Wales is working in partnership with Forest Holidays at Garwnant.

Visitor facilities

The visitor facilities are managed by Forest Holidays.

The facilities include:

  • walking trails
  • children’s outdoor play area and cycle skills park
  • large picnic area around the car park
  • picnic benches along the walking trails
  • café
  • new eco-sensitive timber cabins

For the latest information and opening times go to the Forest Holidays website.

Accessibility information

  • accessible trail for wheelchairs and pushchairs
  • picnic tables with easy access for wheelchairs and electric buggies
  • Changing Places toilet (with baby changing facility)
  • parking for Blue Badge holders

How to get here


Garwnant Visitor Centre is 5 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil. 

It is in the county of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Ordnance Survey map

Garwnant Visitor Centre is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map OL 12.

The OS grid reference is SO 002 131.


Take the A470 from Merthyr Tydfil towards Brecon and follow the brown and white signs to the car park.

The postcode for satellite navigation is CF48 2HU.

Public transport

The nearest mainline railway station is in Merthyr Tydfil.

For details of public transport go to the Traveline Cymru website.

Plan your visit

The visitor facilities at Garwnant are managed by Forest Holidays. 

For opening times and the latest information go to the Forest Holidays website or contact the visitor centre.

Contact the visitor centre

01685 377371 

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