GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Parc Cwm Darran

3 miles (5 km)

This cycling and walking route takes you along an abandoned rail track and under a number of historic bridges used to transport coal from nearby collieries dotted around the surrounding countryside. You then head through the delightful Parc Cwm Darran. This country park was built on the site of the former Ogilvie Colliery. It features one of Wales' last remaining Powder Stores and an interactive learning centre which tells the story of the area's great industrial past. In the park you will find peaceful woodland trails, lakeside paths and sunny wildflower meadows in the Cwmllwydrew Meadows Local Nature Reserve. At the end of your exercise you can refresh yourself in the Lakeside Coffee Shop.
The Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk runs past the park so you could pick up this long distance trail if you wanted to extend your walk.

Parc Cwm Darran OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Parc Cwm Darran Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Visitor centre, Parc Cwm Darran - - 653524

Visitor centre, Parc Cwm Darran

Parc Cwm Darran lake - - 1095000

The lake at the park has been dredged and slightly remodelled in the last year and is now nearly rectangular (compare the OS map).

Cwm Darren Park - - 534302

Cwm Darren Park lake


GPS Files

GPX File

Parc Cwm Darran.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Parc Cwm Darran.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)