Parc Cwm Darran

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A tranquil country park tucked away in the Darran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed. Take an easy stroll along lakeside paths or wander through shady woodlands. Discover sunny wildflower meadows when you follow our short trail through the Cwmllwydrew Meadows Local Nature Reserve. If you like it hear enough not to leave, then don't. We've got a campsite with electric hook ups, hot showers, and washing up facilities: stay the week and explore the area. South Wales is one of the best places for Mountain biking in Europe! A network of cycle paths and scenic trails take you deeper into the historic landscapes of the northern Rhymney Valley. After all that exercise you can take a break in the Lakeside Coffee Shop with a cup of tea and delicious homemade cake and use the Touch Screen interactive games. Visit the odd shaped Powder Store. Part of the former Ogilvie Colliery on which the park is built, it has been restored and is one of the last remaining in Wales, or walk over the unique wooden footbridge at the former Ogilvie Halt. You can also hire an MP3 player to listen to the audio trail around the Lake from the visitor centre. Facilities •Healthy walking route •Waymarked trails •Cycle route •Fishing •Toilets (accessible for people with disabilities - seasonal opening) •Parking •Picnic areas •Campsite (seasonal opening) •Visitor Centre (10.30am to 4pm, April to September, Weekends only in October)* •Café (11am to 4pm, April to September.)* •* Opening times are 10.30 to 4.30 for the Café and Visitor Centre in the school summer holidays.

Site type

Tent pitches 10
Touring caravan pitches 10
Motorhome pitches 10

Languages spoken

English

Nearest sites

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed

Themes

Forest Peaceful Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Parc Cwm Darran

Parc Cwm Darran

Deri

Bargoed

Glamorgan

Wales

CF81 9NR

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.72203°N
-3.28371°W

Route directions

How to get there Location: Google maps By Bus: Service 1 - Bargoed to Merthyr, Service 4 - Bargoed to Tredegar. By bike: Use the Darran Valley cycleway from Bargoed or Fochriw By car: The entrance is midway between Deri and Fochriw (to the north of Bargoed). .

Nearest transport

Coach
4.1 mi Lidl
4.5 mi Bus Station
5.2 mi Inner Bypass
Rail
1.6 mi Tir-phil Rail Station
1.7 mi Pontlottyn Rail Station
2.5 mi Brithdir Rail Station
Ferry
17.1 mi Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal
17.1 mi Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop
17.6 mi Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop
Airport
22.5 mi Cardiff International Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Merthyr Bike Park at Gethin woodland Park. Bryn Bach Country Park Cyfarthfa Castle LLancaiach Fawr Cwm Carn Forest Drive and Visitor centre Caerphilly Castle Parc Penallta Parc Coetir Bargod Big Pit

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Jackson'S Bay Barry Island 22.9 mi Sea N/A Good N/A Good
Cold Knap Barry 22.9 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Whitmore Bay Barry Island 23.1 mi Sea Good Excellent Good Excellent
Southerndown 23.5 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Trecco Bay Porthcawl 24.1 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Brecon Mountain Railway 6.2 mi

Big Pit: National Coal Museum 8.4 mi

Blaenavon Ironworks 9.1 mi

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre 9.2 mi

Caerphilly Castle 10.4 mi

National Trust

Aberdulais Falls 21.4 mi

Skenfrith Castle 23.6 mi

The Kymin 26.1 mi

Clevedon Court 27.5 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Ystrad Mynach - Senghenydd Dyke - Llanbradach 5.9 mi

The Taff Trail: Pontsticill to Cefn Coed 6.3 mi

Cefn Yr Ystrad 7.1 mi

Trefil - Bryn Oer 7.3 mi

B4560 - Chartist Cave - Llangynidr Mountain - B4560 8.9 mi

Local events

  • Green Man Festival (Thursday 15 August 2024 – Thursday 15 August 2024)

    Crickhowell, Powys 11 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

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  • What attractions are near Parc Cwm Darran? Merthyr Bike Park at Gethin woodland Park. Bryn Bach Country Park Cyfarthfa Castle LLancaiach Fawr Cwm Carn Forest Drive and Visitor centre Caerphilly Castle Parc Penallta Parc Coetir Bargod Big Pit Read more