Craig-y-Nos Country Park
This delightful 40-acre Victorian garden is perfect for a peaceful stroll. There are well laid out walking paths taking you through woodlands, meadows, wide lawns and along the River Tawe which runs through the park.
Craig-y-Nos Country Park is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park so the surrounding scenery is spectacular. Within the park you will find the historic Craig-y-nos Castle surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and two pretty lakes which attract a wide variety of wildlife. There is also a visitor centre and tea room with benches and picnic areas.
The park is located near Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil and Swansea.
PostcodeSA9 1GL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Craig-y-Nos Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Craig-y-Nos Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Craig-y-Nos Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Craig-y-Nos Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's an on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks. You can sit outside and enjoy views over the park with your meal.
The park is an excellent place to bring your dog for a walk so you'll probably see other owners on your walk. They will love the parkland, woodland and streams. The cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a few miles north of the park and you can enjoy a waterside walk along the Cray Reservoir. There's nice trails along the River Crai and lovely lush countryside and woodland in this area. To the south of the reservoir there's the climb to Fan Gyhirych which affords splendid views down to the lake below.
To the north west of the park there's two more lovely lakes in the shape of Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn Y Fan Fawr. There's more peaceful waterside trails here.
To the south there's the climb to Rhigos Mountain, Aberdare's lovely Dare Valley Country Park and the picturesque Maerdy Reservoirs to visit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Brecon Beacons Walks page.