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Contact us:

Dare Valley Country Park
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF44 7PS

For sat nav use CF44 7PS 

Tel: 01685 874672


Find us:

For sat nav use CF44 7PS 

Head for Aberdare Town Centre, then take the A4233 (Maerdy Road). Go up the steep hill (Monk Street), take the 4th turning right into Highland Place and then the second left (adjacent to the play area). After approx 50m you will see the entrance to the country park on your right. The Visitor Centre is approximately 1 mile along the road.

From the Rhondda Valleys (Maerdy) take the A4233 over the mountain and down the steep hill. Take the first left (Highland Place).

Please use the Aberdare entrance.

Car Parking:

Free parking is available for cars, motorhomes and buses on site.


Dogs are welcome, for more information on general rules involving dogs in our open spaces, visit the Public Health pages

Please pick up after your dog and use the mess bins provided.

Dogs are not allowed in the play areas.

Valleys Regional Park

Dare Valley Country Park is one of the Valleys Regional Park twelve Discover Gateway sites across South Wales.
VRP Discovery Gateways are your launchpads into the Welsh landscape and heritage that make up the story of the iconic South Wales Valleys. They are places where you can get out and about, have fun, explore the landscape and find out more about nature.
In 2019 Dare Valley Country Park received Welsh Government funding through Valleys Regional Park. As a result of the funding and being a VRP Discovery Gateway, in Dare Valley Country Park you’ll find, a fantastic new adventure playground, bikes to hire and ride on the Gravity Family Bike Park trails, a freshly lined car park plus refurbished caravan park complete with fully accessible shower block AND fantastic hotel accommodation. All this was achieved with the help of Valleys Regional Park.

Find out more about Valleys Regional Park and our fellow Discovery Gateway Sites here.