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Dare Valley Country Park: The views from Dare Valley

General

  • A scenic 500-acre site on an old colliery at the Brecon Beacons’ edge
  • A five-minute drive to Aberdare and 15 minutes to Penderyn Distillery
  • Playgrounds and cafeteria on site; waterfall walks within 30 minutes

If you’re wanting a countryside Welsh holiday close to southern Wales’ mightiest mountain range, settle in for a few days or more at Dare Valley Country Park: this site in Mid Glamorgan sits on top of an old colliery a five-minute drive from the old mining town of Aberdare on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons.

The whopping 500 acres of space at the park means wanders (among lush valley views) are par for the course, with trails leading off into the countryside straight from the site too. But you might be hard-pressed luring kids away from the two playgrounds (the biggest has a sandpit, slides and swings) or partners from a cafeteria that opens daily for freshly prepped breakfast, lunch and snacks...

If they’re really not keen to come away from this scenic place, bribe them with the mountain biking trails at BikePark Wales, about 20 minutes away. For grownups, golf at a parkland course with manicured meadow lawns and mature oaks is less than a 10-minute drive from the site.

And if you really need to bring out the big guns (for the big folk, that is)? There’s always the lure of a tour and tasting session at Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (within 15 minutes)… This whisky making centre’s in the southern part of the Brecon Beacons; travelling a touch further (half an hour in all from the site) leads right into the middle of the national park for ambles around green hills.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 165 reviews

 

98% would recommend this park to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  79% described as Hikers’ paradise ?

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Had a great stay in Dare Valley, lovely site and amenities05/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShelley P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass RV site
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    Clean, quiet site with lovely amenities

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    Nothing

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Peaceful site with superb facilities05/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass RV site
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    Beautifully peaceful, wonderful facilities, fabulous woodland.

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Enjoyed stay, with clean toilets/showers. Also good customer service.05/17/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass RV site
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    Good facilities, location, friendly Staff.

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We only stayed for one night but will defo be back!05/17/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJustine H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass RV site
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    Spotless facilities, large showers, clean and quiet site

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My favourite place to date!05/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLia B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site
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    The whole place is phenomenal. Large level pitches, well maintained site. Excellent toilet and shower block, spotlessly clean.

    The walks in the surrounding country park are simply glorious and exploration heaven for the 2 dogs and us pair.

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clean and spotless facitlies05/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass RV site
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    Nice site, pitches are a nice size
    walking distance into the town on a woodland path
    toilets and showers were spotless

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    the sat nav dosent take you to the right place

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Absolutely beautiful 🥰05/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass RV site
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    Everything about it

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Brilliant site and will definitely be going back!05/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRhian D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site
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    Brilliant site, facilities were spotlessly clean and had everything you could need. Also needed codes to get in so wasn't just available for public to use which is good. Pitches were mostly flat and fab scenery all around. Lovely, friendly site and felt safe there. Loads of lovely walks and wildlife, and lots to do for children they had a massive park, horse riding and bike trails.

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    Nothing we disliked, will definitely be making it a regular spot to stay.

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Excellent site within an excellent coutry park05/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass RV site
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    Level site, security, facilities, friendly welcome, info via email and text. Dog walking. Cafe with varied

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    Tricky to find.

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This is a wonderful site especially for a family with …05/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison L.Confirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass RV site
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    This is a wonderful site especially for a family with hound children. Spotless toilet and lovely staff in all parts of the complex. Lots of walking paths and cycle paths an excellent peaceful stay thank you

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    Nil

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, CF44 7RG
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7109°N 3.4575°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 1.1 kilometers
Bus Station — 6.6 kilometers
Lidl — 16.3 kilometers
Train stations
Aberdare Rail Station — 1.1 kilometers
Cwmbach Rail Station — 3.2 kilometers
Fernhill Rail Station — 5.0 kilometers
Ferry ports
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 31.7 kilometers
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 32.4 kilometers
Channel View Waterbus Stop — 33.7 kilometers
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 35.7 kilometers
Swansea Airport — 44.0 kilometers

Directions


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

Head about half an hour west of the site into the Brecon Beacons and get to the national park’s waterfall country, home to falls with nicely tongue-tripping names like Sgwd Gwladys (30 minutes’ drive) and Sgwd Yr Eira (35 minutes). The former’s just the place for wild swimming in a deep plunge pool surrounded by woodland...

Drier times are to be had at stately piles about 35 minutes south of the park, including Caerphilly Castle with its massive moat and towers or smaller Castell Coch reconstructed in a fairytale style in the Victorian era by well-known architect William Burgess.

Cardiff (40 minutes away) also has its own castle with renovations by Burgess – head to this swish city for cool concerts and sports events at the Principality Stadium or just check out the boutiques in the Victorian shopping arcades.

For another architecturally intriguing manor home from a different era, the Tudor-style Tredegar House is 45 minutes away from the park.

Must see

  • Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (7.4 kilometers)
  • Brecon Mountain Railway (11.6 kilometers)
  • National Showcaves of Wales (20.3 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Aberdulais Falls (22.4 kilometers)
  • Aberdeunant (41.8 kilometers)

Cycle routes

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

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

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Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Dare Valley Country Park cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Dare Valley Country Park on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Dare Valley Country Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dare Valley Country Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Dare Valley Country Park? Head about half an hour west of the site into the Brecon Beacons and get to the national park’s waterfall country, home to falls with nicely tongue-tripping names like Sgwd Gwladys (30 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dare Valley Country Park?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Dare Valley Country Park? From $34.08 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Safety
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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