Fforest Fawr

Fforest Fawr is owned by Natural Resources Wales. It forms part of a larger native Beech woodland, the most westerly in the UK, along with Garth Woods, Castell Coch and Fforest Ganol.

It’s home to a Sculpture Trail popular with families, dog walkers and trail runners alongside several bridleways with plenty of horse riding.

It’s a great location to for youngsters to get started in mountain biking with a good mix of wide, smooth paths and progressive singletrack.

It can be accessed from various points:

  • Through Castell Coch woodlands
  • Through Fforest Ganol to the Fforest Fawr Car Park at the top end of the woods
  • From Heol-y-Fforest road next to the Forest Cafe
  • Via the Taff Trail on the eastern side of Taff’s Well