Country Parks

Trees have fallen along the cycle paths from Deri to Bargoed and near to Markham due to the heavy snow fall. Please take due care whilst cycling along these cycle paths, whilst the Rangers remove the trees from the paths.

Parking charges will be introduced in car parks at the following sites: Parc Cwm Darran, Parc Coetir Bargod, Pen-Y-Fan Pond, Parc Penallta and Sirhowy Valley Country Park, from Monday the 11th of August 2015.

If you park in any of the country parks you will need to purchase a pay and display ticket. Drivers are advised to ensure they have enough change for their pay and display ticket before parking and to ensure their vehicle is parked wholly within the parking place markings, where they are clearly marked.

All charges apply Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 7 am – 7 pm

  • Up to 2 hours £1.00
  • Daily £3.00
  • Annual Season Ticket £50.00
  • Half Season Ticket £25.00

Disabled badge holders are required to pay but may park for 1 additional hour after expiry time shown on ticket.

If a vehicle is left unattended, with no obvious signs of a parking ticket having been purchased or displayed on the windscreen, or if the ticket is showing as being after its expiry time, the vehicle may be issued with a Excess Charge Notice.

Season tickets

The season ticket covers parking at all country parks and also covers parking at Cwmcarn Forest Drive.

  • Annual Season Ticket £50.00
  • Half Season Ticket £25.00

How to apply for a season ticket

You will  be required to fill in an application form and pay the appropriate amount.

Season tickets are currently available at Planning Division, Tredomen House, Tredomen Park, Hengoed, CF82 7WF.

Alternatively, you can download the application form here or application forms and payment can be taken at Cwmcarn Forest and Parc Cwm Darran Visitor Centre (during the summer months). You will be provided with a temporary ticket and will receive your season ticket through the post.

How do I pay for a season ticket?

Send a cheque made payable to 'Caerphilly County Borough Council' to Planning Division, Tredomen House, Tredomen Park, Hengoed, CF82 7WF (along with your application form). Please do not send cash through the post.

If you’re looking for a place for a picnic or somewhere to kick a ball, a sunny spot to lie in, dappled woods to wander through, or riverbanks to ramble down, space to fly a kite or safe paths to cycle along then look no further than one of the five country parks in Caerphilly county borough.

With woods, meadows, wetlands, breathtaking views, unexpected artworks all to discover, they are great places to visit. Many of the paths are surfaced so pushing a pram and exploring for the less able is easy.

The National Cycle Network and local cycle paths pass through the parks so it’s safe cycling for families - just be aware of walkers. Dogs are welcome too but please keep them under control and please clear up any mess they may leave!

For nature lovers our parks are great for wildlife with many of our more endangered species finding places to make their homes. Skylarks, lapwings, great crested newts, dormice and brown hares all love our parks as well so please don't drop litter; they don't mess up your back garden!

Visiting our parks couldn’t be easier, we are open all year round. The camp site is open from 18th April throughout the summer. The lakeside café is open from April 1st April throughout the summer until the end of October. 

For schools and groups we offer educational visits, please contact us for further information.

E-mail the Countryside and Landscape Service to request a free country parks leaflet.



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