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National 'Elf' Walk - Parc Cwm Darran


This Christmas, to celebrate the NHS and our fabulous Country Parks we are holding a series of National ‘Elf’ Walks in some of our parks on 28th December. Come and join us and discover some of the secrets of our landscape, enjoy some fresh air and a warming drink – just book a FREE place for a walk around your favourite park for you and your family. Walk routes are all family friendly but do wear sensible footwear and warm clothes – maybe even an ‘Elf’ hat or Christmas jumper!

Parc Cwm Darran  - A circular walk taking in Cwmllydrew meadows nature reserve and the Ogilvie lake with a chance to feed the ducks.

Please bring or wear something you had for Christmas!

Start From:    Visitor centre main car park, Parc Cwm Darran, Deri, Bargoed CF81 9NR

Grid Reference:       SO113 034

Start Time:     11am

Date:               28 December 2018

Duration:       1 hour            Distance:       1.5 miles

Suitable for children and pushchairs. Dogs on leads can join the walk.

Walk Leader:            Jon Hole 07774 123484

Hot drinks available at end of walk.


  • Booking essential
  • Free
  • Parking (charge)

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Service 1 - Bargoed to Merthyr, Service 4 - Bargoed to Tredegar.

Road Directions

By bike: Use the Darran Valley cycleway from Bargoed or Fochriw

By car: The entrance is midway between Deri and Fochriw (to the north of Bargoed).