Garwnant Visitor Centre

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What makes this place Pawfect

This tranquil dog friendly woodlands has over 400 acres to explore. The onsite visitor centre has a dog friendly restaurant too, so you can grab a bite to eat with your pooch afterwards!

Scenic Views

Parking available

Good Dog Walk

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Fforest Fawr

Garwnant is the gateway to the magnificent, Brecon Beacons National Park, and it’s surrounded by beautiful forestry. The Garwnant Visitor Centre sits in the heart of this beautiful forest and is the starting point for walking trials – the perfect place to explore with the pooch.

Walking Trails

There’s a couple of walking trails for you and your four legged pal to explore.

The Willow Trail stretches for half a mile, made for those looking for easy access to the forest and a gentle all-ability trail. It’s perfect for visitors with wheelchairs, electric buggies and pushchairs. The Willow Walk has a number of stream crossings with bridges, and a lovely a willow tunnel.

The Wern Walk is made for those looking for something a little more adventurous and stretches for two miles. It’s a woodland trail past the ruins of Wern Farm, which reveals this area’s agricultural past. The trail returns to the visitor centre along a forest road which offers some good views along the way.

Garwnant Puzzle Trails

These puzzle trails offer the opportunity to make your walk a little more exciting. Perfect for those with children (or for those who love to let out their inner child). You can pick up a leaflet from the visitor centre and try out either our Animal Sculpture trail or accessible Tree Trail. Get spotting!

Garwnant’s dog friendly restaurant

The best part of a walkies? Unwinding with a good ole cuppa and a spot of food!  The restaurant is adjacent to the visitor centre and run by the community loving, Just Perfect Catering. The restaurant serves hot and cold drinks, cakes, lunches and daily specials. They source Welsh produce by working with small to medium artisan producers & family farms.

There are picturesque views from the restaurant area and there is outside seating for warmer days.

04 Reviews

  • 4 Ratings
  1. 5
    lunaandbluepeibies Furiend Dec 04, 2018

    Lovely food and walks

    We love visiting Garwnant. The cafe has lovely food and drink.
    We love the walk around the park and have enjoyed the Dog Furiendly events there. Inclucing the easter egg hunt, halloween trail and the Christmas Barket,

  2. 5
    rachel&fergus Furiend Sep 06, 2018

    I absolutely love walking here

    Woodland, reservoir and paths make up an exciting walk for any pooch. There are varying lengths dépending on what you fancy!

  3. 5
    maiseynalabetty Furiend Aug 24, 2018

    Great place for a walk and a cuppa!

    We've been here a few times now and it's a great place for a pretty woodland walk. There are lots of different walking trails to choose from, all different lengths etc. There's even a small waterfall by the river which is a great place for a photo op! The cafe is cosy and the staff are welcoming. We enjoy a drink of water and a rest whilst the human has a coffee and a cookie.

  4. 5
    CharlieP Furiend Dec 30, 2017

    Awesome place to explore with the dog

    We always have a great time walking our dog here. Plenty of space for everyone to walk, play, picnic, and the car parking price was good value too! The restaurant serves plenty of tasty bites, and it's also dog friendly!

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