Parc Cwm Darran, a peaceful country park tucked away from it all in the Daran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed.
The visitor centre, open during the Spring and summer months has a coffee shop, exhibition area and information point. There are picnic benches and BBQ facilities throughout the park together with an obstacle course for older children and smaller playground for younger children. .
A scenic walk and cycle path runs from the Park to Bargoed. For the active, there is cycling, orienteering, walking and coarse fishing as well as several self guided trails around the lake and through the woodlands.
Educational visits can also be arranged, by contacting the park staff for information.