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Barry Sidings Countryside Park

Barry Sidings Countryside Park

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Barry Sidings is an attractive park of approximately 3.5 hectares developed during the late 1980s on the original railway sidings where, in the past, coal was loaded from the adjacent pit to be transported down to the port of Barry.

Situated on the lower slopes of the Mynydd Gelliwion, the park stretches for about 1.5 kilometres along the southern bank of the river Rhondda. The visitor centre has a café, which is open seasonally, public toilets and there is ample and easily accessed car parking. There is a wildflower bank designated as a wild zone, which supports increasing biodiversity due to its traditional hay meadow management. There are plant species such as black knapweed, meadowsweet and teasel these attract a variety of butterflies such as meadow brown to this area.

There is a short circular walk from the visitor centre that takes you through the park and up into the Forestry land above the park, this walk is not suitable for pushchairs as there are steps and uneven surfaces.

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Barry Sidings,
Rhondda Cynoin Taff,
CF37 3PE

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Map reference: ST 051951  Lat: 51.64668 Long: -3.37210

Located on the main B4753 close to Trehafod