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Dare Valley Country Park: Rainbow days

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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 hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 321 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  77% described as Walkers' paradise ?

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Excellent site with clean facilities and good pitches.12/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKieran M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean site, brilliant location. Good size pitches. Lots of activities to do on site and nearby.

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Quiet, flat and small site with good facilities. Ideal location …12/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark W.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, flat and small site with good facilities. Ideal location with mountain bike trails, lovely walks, horse riding, kids park and Cafe etc., right on the doorstep.
    Lovel view of the hills from our caravan.
    Shops/town also nearby if needed.

    Disliked: 

    Only Minor dislikes but:
    Water points are a bit randomly located near other peoples pitches and no path to them so have to walk across the grass.
    Shower cubicles have no bench/seat, curtain, so anything on floor gets wet from shower splashing.
    Hardstanding Pitches not big enough for caravan, awning and car so had to have car on the grass which is OK, but could become issue in very wet/boggy weather.

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Clean and simple set up. Plenty of space in between …12/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJake J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and simple set up. Plenty of space in between pitches using electric hookup, water points throughout.
    Bathroom Facilities were second to none. Will be heading back again to explore the wonderful valley.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches12/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLorraine S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location and was so peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Cafe and toilets and play park11/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
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    Cafe and toilets and play park

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Staff were friendly, very clean facilities and excellent walking area.11/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Being set within the Date country park makes this an excellent sure if you have dogs.
    The facilities were very clean.

    Disliked: 

    The water tap on site was muddy around it and would benefit from having a concrete pad laid with a walkway back to the gravel drive.
    There were no signs on the facilities doors to know which were ladies I gents showers and which was the laundry room.

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Beautiful site everything you need spotlessly clean felt very relaxed11/15/2022

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

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring caravan pitch
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    Everything so nice

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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First visit definitely not our last.11/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
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    Everything. Superb!!

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Would highly recommend this site to all11/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTeresa S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring caravan pitch
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    Very clean and quite

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Toilet, bathroom and environment cleanliness was very good. I liked …11/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSezgin E.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Toilet, bathroom and environment cleanliness was very good. I liked that there was hot water for washing dishes. It was a nice experience to have a horse farm nearby.

    Disliked: 

    It was very difficult to reach the address. In Pitchup, there was no number showing the exact address on the website and in the incoming mail. I tried to find it from Postcode but it was not easy, I had to take a tour around the city with a caravan.

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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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

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

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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

Nearest transport

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

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 kilometres)
  • Brecon Mountain Railway (11.6 kilometres)
  • National Showcaves of Wales (20.3 kilometres)

National Trust

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

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Dare Valley Country Park cancellation 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 cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

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

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Dare Valley Country Park? From €25.27 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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