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“Stunning Scenery”
Review of Parc Penallta

Parc Penallta
Ranked #6 of 22 things to do in Caerphilly
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

A beautiful area with stunning views over a few of the valleys in all directions. There are a number of car parking areas across the site, depending which direction you are travelling from. The peak point allows you just to be able to view "Sultan" the pit pony sculpture, but the council would benefit from chopping a few of the tree tops which obscure the main view of this.
Sadly, we had to stop the kids running free as there are a large number of people allowing their dogs to run free and not picking up their mess after them.
Overall a superb place with stunning views

2  Thank Maily
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Nice place for a walk, just a shame so many people have dogs off the lead that are running around and making a mess everywhere where owners do not pick it up so for that reason not suitable for taking small children to run around and play nor small dogs.

3  Thank Welove2travellots
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Visited Penallta Parc this afternoon for the first time. Spent a few hours walking around the many footpaths and exploring the huge area of reclaimed mining ground. We walked to the top of the hill and the dome at the summit was fantastic. The structure is excellent and the views from the top are breathtaking. We walked down to the 'viewpoint' but were very disappointed to find that the view of Sultan the Pit Pony earth sculpture was blocked by the trees. There were workmen building another viewpoint dwon to the left however, unless the platform will be held up by stilts, the view will not be the best as the vantage point will be too low and facing the pony's back legs. I cannot believe that such a fantastic earth sculpture is being surrounded by trees which hide the fantastic work of art. Why not cut the trees back at the original viewpoint?
The park is wonderful and we will definitely be returning, hopefully, we will have a better view of Sultan next time.

3  Thank Tania P
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We love this park - formerley coal pit ground. There's a great circular walk through the forest or for the less able on the flat. Plenty of wildlife, infrequently seen birds. Well worth a visit. Theres a small pond as you enter and at the very bottom of the area a larger one. All in all a really good relaxing area to stroll in.

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Great place, great views, great pit pony. You've got to see it from the right place, though.We go back often. Lots of walks, wildlife, everything

Thank ValleysLass
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