Cycling with the family

Get the family involved in cycling 

With safe and flat paths, cycling in our country parks is a great way to get fit, or provide the little ones with an adventure. The county borough is blessed with many open areas filled with lakes, rivers, woodland and wildlife.

Parc Penallta
Route 47 of the National Cycle Route passes through the park, explore the nature or take the short bike trip to Hengoed Viaduct. But don’t forget to say Hi to Sultan, our world famous pit pony, one of the largest figurative earth sculptures in the UK.

Sirhowy Valley
Offering 1,000 acres of woodland and park land along the Sirhowy River, it’s the perfect stop for a family picnic. With Route 47 of the National Cycle Network running the length of the park and numerous quiet cycle paths that are flat and safe, it offers ideal practise for those with stabilisers.

Parc Cwm Darran
Enjoy family friendly cycle paths which weave around the stunning Ogilie lake. Enjoy a pit stop at the seasonal coffee shop or a leisurely picnic. The park has its own campsite for those who wish to use it as a base to discover some of Europe’s finest mountain biking in the nearby hills.