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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Barry Sidings


Orion Class

The park provides good southerly views but limited towards western and eastern horizons.

The site has ample parking facilities outside of the car park at night and is easily located between the villages of Hopkinstown and Trehafod.

Directions - From the A470 head for the Rhondda Valleys on the A4058. After leaving the village of Hopkinstown the park is located on your left hand side.

Safety Note - Caution should be taken when walking to the park in the dark as there are some uneven surfaces. Once you are inside the main gate the pathways are smooth.

Please be aware Barry Sidings Countryside Park does have a fishing lake in the centre.

Wheel Chair users - Yes all surfaces are disabled friendly.


  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)