Parc Cwm Darran offers camping accommodation situated in Bargoed, Wales. A tranquil country park tucked away in the Darran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed.
The holiday park boasts the following amenities:
Healthy walking route.
Toilets (accessible for people with disabilities - seasonal opening).
A network of cycle paths and scenic trails take you deeper into the historic landscapes of the northern Rhymney Valley. After all that exercise you can take a break in the Lakeside Coffee Shop with a cup of tea and delicious homemade cake and use the Touch Screen interactive games.
Visit the odd shaped Powder Store. Part of the former Ogilvie Colliery on which the park is built, it has been restored and is one of the last remaining in Wales, or walk over the unique wooden footbridge at the former Ogilvie Halt.
There are waymarked trails and many unmarked tracks around Parc Cwm Darran for you to enjoy.
The lake is one of the park’s main features and was created over 30 years ago.
In 2006, the lake was drained, de-silted and re-filled to create an open water area and a wetland area for wildlife. While all the water in the lake was being taken out, (to the rangers surprise) there were lots of fish which had to be re-homed temporarily in the quarry pond.
A sandstone dam wall was built below the wetlands to help trap the soil and sand that washes into the lake from the river to prevent the lake silting up again. 20 fishing platforms made from recycled plastic were also installed (including two all ability platforms).
Rates: From £9 - £20 per night.
Groups are allowed by prior arrangement.
Pets are welcome.
Children are welcome.