Dare Valley Country Park
Enjoy a cycle or walk around this large country park in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are 500 acres of woodlands, pasture and moorland mountainside to explore on a number of different waymarked trails. There's some climbing involved but you are rewarded with some truly fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.
The Coed Morgannwg Way runs past the park so you could follow this trail if you'd like to continue your walk.
You could follow the trail west to visit Twyn y Bloedd, the Lluest Wen Reservoir and Rhigos Mountain. Here you'll find a splendid viewpoint with views over the Vale of Neath and the Cynon Valley.
PostcodeCF44 7RG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Dare Valley Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Dare Valley Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Dare Valley Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Dare Valley Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There is a decent on site cafe with outdoor seating where you can enjoy refreshments after your exercise.
The park is great for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on your visit. The cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.
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Just to the west you will find a scenic river and two pretty lakes on the Maerdy Reservoir Walk.