Location - Parc Penallta, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7GL
The park is an ideal location to observe the night sky. Situated near the car park is a playing field size area that affords excellent views to all horizons.
Safety notes - The location is rural and is surrounded by low banks and drainage ditches. These present certain hazards such as tripping and falling. Furthermore the site is reached by a single track road (tarmac) with little traffic but does present the possibility of accident. Lastly, the location is exposed and sits atop of a mountain presenting issues such as strong winds and adverse weather conditions. There is access for the disabled via a series of footpaths. However, they do need to be aware that leaving the path could cause difficulty.
Wheelchair users - The location is suitable for wheelchair users.