Parc Taf Bargoed is a Green Flag Park and a great place to go for a walk or relaxed cycle through beautiful Valleys scenery. It is also the site of an old colliery and an excellent example of the way environmental rehabilitation techniques can be used to restore post-industrial landscapes to their former natural state.
These days the Parc is a home to a diverse range of plants and animals, particularly birds. The river, which ran black with industrial waste just a few decades ago, now supports a host of wildlife. It really is a triumph.
What’s more, the spectacular return to environmental health isn’t just great for the fish and the dippers that can often be spotted flitting on the banks of the river. Nor is the place solely a haven for birdwatchers and environmental science students, although it is always a popular birding spot. Parc Taf Bargoed (or Taff Bargoed Park if you prefer the English translation) is now a centre for all kinds of outdoor activities, from walking to kayaking, fishing to biking.
The cycling is particularly good, and combines views of the imposing hills with a relatively flat and gentle river path. It’s free from car traffic and perfect for relaxing rides and family fun- the ideal place to teach kids how to ride or just get some exercise together.
There is even an indoor rock climbing centre for nearby in just visitors feel particularly adventurous. Other outdoor activities are regularly held here and in other locations nearby- the Parc website for more information.
Address: Trelewis, Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil
Postcode: CF46 6RD
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