Explore the history of Parc Cwm Darran

Parc Cwm Darran is a peaceful country park set in the heart of the Darran Valley. Discover how this visitor attraction has been transformed from a ‘toxic planet’ to a wildlife haven in less than thirty years. Okay, so the toxic planet was for BBC’s Doctor Who, but it provided the perfect Martian landscape for the series in the late 1970’s. Listen to this audio trail to find out what happened here to make it a suitable alien backdrop?

This audio trail has been produced with visually impaired people in mind and we hope you can enjoy the park, its history and its stories through the use of this audio trail.

Parc Cwm Darran - Loan of MP3 player and headphones for the Audio Trail

You can borrow an MP3 player from the Visitor Centre to listen to the audio trail about Parc Cwm Darran's Industrial past and current management.

A deposit of £20 will be required for the loan of the MP3 player and headphones.

This deposit will be refunded on the return of the MP 3 player and headphones in a suitable condition.

Parc Cwm Darran's visitor centre is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 4pm beginning in  April to the end of September. To book your MP 3 player contact Parc Cwm Darran  on 01443 875557. 


To play the MP3 audio file, click on the mp3 link.

To download the MP3 audio file, right click or option-click the mp3 link and choose "Save As...".

To download all tracks in one file click here (English mp3 13Mb) or here (Welsh mp3 13Mb).

1 Parc Cwm Darran Visitor Centre mp3 Transcript
2 Ogilvie view mp3 Transcript
3 Northern Boundary mp3 Transcript
4 Ogilvie Olympics mp3 Transcript
5 The Washery mp3 Transcript
6 The Bridge mp3 Transcript
7 Manager's House mp3 Transcript
8 The North shaft mp3 Transcript
9 Aerial ropeway mp3 Transcript
10 The sawmill mp3 Transcript


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