at Parc Cwm Darran, Deri, Bargoed, CF81 9AB

Sunday 10th April 2022

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Parc Cwm Darran has been a popular destination of ours in the past, so we thought after all the lockdown restraints let’s meet up there again for a Spring Walk combined with a short Puppy Training Session..

Cwm Darran 2017 051 wThis informal get-together will take in a walk around the picturesque lake and up into the forestry where we should be able to let the dogs run free. If enough puppies or new dogs turn up we will start the day with a puppy training session. If you’re new to the world of Welsh Springer Spaniels or considering getting one of these lovely dogs you’ll be able to get plenty of advice from the experienced owners here.

We will have our club gazebo set up as a meeting point, very close to the car park.

A beginners training session will cover the basics such as walking to heel, sit and stay exercises, and simple retrieves, all exercises that young dogs enjoy doing.

The visitors’ cafe at the Park will be open, for a hot drink or snack - but feel free to bring a picnic lunch if you prefer.

Meet at Visitors Centre Car Park at 11am.
(car park charges apply).

Please contact Jan Rees, Jan Janes or Sue Evans to let us know if you will be attending or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where is it?

Parc Cwm Darran is in the Darran Valley close to the village of Deri. CF81 9NR.

How to get there - If you have the ‘what3words’ app, the Visitor Centre carpark is at ‘disbanded.areas.maybe’
OR, Follow the brown tourist signs from the A469 in Bargoed or Pontlottyn. The main entrance and Visitor Centre carpark is located just to the north of the village of Deri.

Or click here to go to the location on Googlemaps

What CCBC say about Parc Cwm Darran:

‘Tucked away in the Darran Valley, Parc Cwm Darran is a peaceful, picturesque country park and a winner of a Green Flag Award. This beauty belies its history as the site of the former Ogilvie Colliery. Whilst most traces of this previous life have disappeared there are still a few reminders of that past for you to discover. Our visitor centre, with its interactive displays, is a great place to start and has a wealth of information to help you get the most out of your visit. The wonderful Ogilvie Lake nestles in the valley bottom surrounded by an easily accessible lakeside path or wander through the shady woodlands that climb the valley sides.’

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Photo galleries of previous visits



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