GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Parc Penallta

4 miles (6 km)

Explore three way-marked trails in this country park created on a former colliery site. There's a delightful wetlands area with boardwalks, peaceful woodland trails, pretty lakes and open grassland. You can climb the High Point Observatory for spectacular views across the county and admire the park's sculptures which include the 'Sultan' pit pony - one of the UK’s largest figurative earth sculptures.
For cyclists National Cycle Route 47 runs through the park. You could pick this up and head east to the lovely Sirhowy Valley Country Park on the safe off road track. The Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk also runs through the park so this is a good way of extending your walk.
The park is located close to Ystrad Mynach rail station and not far from Hengoed.


CF82 7GN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Parc Penallta OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Parc Penallta Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Rowan Tree is conveniently located close to the boundary of the park. The friendly pub does good home made food and has a decent selection of drinks. You can find the pub at Nelson, Treharris with a postcode of CF46 6PR for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The park is an excellent spot to take the dogs for a walk so you're bound to pass other owners on your visit.


South West entrance to Parc Penallta - - 83081

Parc Penallta is a country park on the site of a former colliery and includes the giant pit pony

Parc Penallta - Woodpecker - Skylark Trail - - 571016

View of the Woodpecker / Skylark Trail with hills in the background

Parc Penallta - South West Pond - - 571026

The south west pond in the park

Parc Penallta - Skylark Trail - - 571021

Footbridge and steps on the skylark trail

Penallta pit pony - - 90215

Helicopter shot of the pit pony, a huge sculpture made of coal waste

Parc Penallta - South West Picnic Site - - 571025

National cycle network sign and picnic area at the site


GPS Files

GPX File

Parc Penallta.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Parc Penallta.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)