If you are looking for things to see and do in South Wales then Dare Valley Country Park has plenty to offer you and your family. And of course, your dogs can run off the lead in the extensive 500 acre Park.
Things to see and do at Dare Valley Country Park: Visit the interactive visitor centre, Walk the 500 acre network of countryside walks and trails, See birds, countryside and spectacular views, Relax in the Country Park Café.
Dare Valley Country Park: Opening Times
Admission is free. Open All Year. April to September: Open daily, 9am - 6.30pm. October and March: Open daily, 9.30am - 5pm. November through to February: Open daily, 9.30am - 4pm
The Dare Valley Country Park was developed 35 years ago on the site of two worked out collieries in the Dare Valley, Aberdare. Part of the first phase of land reclamation took place in the wake of the Aberfan mining disaster in 1966. The Park is one of the best examples of natural regeneration and restoration in a previously coal spoilt landscape.
The restoration has been due to the chemical and physical attributes of the local coal spoil which have been actively utilised in a way to promote diversity.
There are many historical remnants of the coal mining past to be seen in the Park, including colliery coal trams, and pit winding gear which forms part of a monument in the northern part of the Park.