Within a mile of Aberdare you’ll find Dare Valley Country Park, over 500 acres of walks, trails and family fun set in woodlands, pasture and moorland, home to abundant wildlife including wild birds and waterfowl.
In our interactive visitor centre you’ll find all you need to make the most the park. Family activities include stream dipping or ‘Mother Nature Rambles’ and a range of guided walks, talks and events throughout the year.
For energetic visitors there’s laser tag, canoe and kayak tasters, cycling and new mountain biking trails. After all that activity, you can grab a snack in The Black Rock Café or stay at the camping and caravan site, or freshly renovated 15 room hotel.
Three waymarked trails to explore: the Bwllfa Trail is a shorter tarmacked route suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs; the Cae Mawr Trail goes off the beaten track uphill on countryside paths; while the Penrhiwllech Trail goes around Tarren y Bwllfa and climbs high to the plateau over rough terrain.
Just bring outdoor and walking gear and enjoy your visit!
What you can expect to find at Dare Valley Country Park