"Aberdare" Aberdare by pattypoo

Aberdare Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 24 photos

Dare Valley Country park

Dare valley country park is about 1mile from Aberdare Town and situated on 500 acres of beautiful countryside.It was Britain’s first country park to be developed on former industrialised land. The South Wales coal seam rises close to the surface in Dare Valley where 19 pits and drift mines once tore open the land. Following the decline of the industry, the valley was extensively landscaped and, in 1972, the Country Park was born

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  • Pros:Interesting Old Town
  • Last visit to Aberdare: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated Jun 4, 2008
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  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    Must get to Wales some day! Your heading photo made me think of 'How green was my valley'.

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2009 at 7:25 AM

    Hi Pat , thanks for sharing.

  • SabrinaSummerville's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    I have one Aunt in Ely and one in Llandaff (now in Danescourt).

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:20 AM

    what a wonderful opening photo here. I wanted to be there and feel that green scenery. Also good tips here. Bora

  • monina_c's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2008 at 4:59 AM

    am a little depressed about the weather too. I got wet last night when the heavens opened up and poured down about a million gallons of chilly water on our heads. :) got caught because i stopped to get cold drinks from the 7-11! ;D

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2008 at 1:56 AM

    very good camping tip...I think to find info on hotels easy on net but camping and budget places less easy to find so the info much appreciated

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2008 at 9:29 AM

    I worked in Aberdare for 10 years left before the C.P.opened but went back to see it and was really impressed. Used to have my lunch in the old town Park Won't forget the hot summer of'76 there. How's the little one doing?

  • Kisses&Co's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2008 at 1:09 AM

    :-) :-) :-) Wipe my tears away! ;) I think, the brave lady is still a baby within, Mommy Poo :-P Btw, what a great piccies & tips here Mommy Poo :-)

  • mustertal's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2008 at 9:30 AM

    My Grandparents got married in Aberdare. I checked that campsite out a few years ago

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