+derrylynne Posted October 7, 2006 Share Posted October 7, 2006 Last year Write & Mane organised a super first ever South Wales event at Parc Cwm Darren near Bargoed and everyone that attended said they had a terrific time. After W & M said they would like someone else have a go at arranging next years event, Lynne and Derry decided to step in the breach. After a chat with managers at Dare Valley Country Park, near Aberdare we now have the full go ahead to hold the event there on Saturday, 5 May 2007. We decided on Dare Valley because its location is as near as perfect for an event. The park has a heritage centre, a café that serves full lunches and breakfast, there is a hotel on site, a camping area for tents with soft lighting, a hard standing caravan area for tourists with electric hook up, and full shower and washroom facilities with the use of a laundry. The park has 500 hectares of land, Aberdare is within a very short distance away, and with 2 large supermarkets, plenty of watering holes, restaurants etc so we are sure many visitors will make use of the town. If you get the time there is also horse riding if you fancy some time in the saddle. Nearby to the North are the Brecon Beacons where many caches are for those cachers that like a challenge, while just over the mountain lies the beautiful Rhondda Valley. Within 15 miles there are over 120 caches as of today. Within an hours drive from the park are the cities of Cardiff and Swansea, and the Gower heritage coast. We will be hiring a conference room at the park to greet cachers and visitors in the morning. We have also negotiated terms that mean those pre booking before the end of March will be able to pay 2006 prices. In the evening it will be get together time with a barbecue if the weather allows. Not forgetting goodies that will be run in the raffle. For those that would like a sneak look at the choice of venue visit http://www.cynonvalley.co.uk/dvcp2/ Quote Link to comment
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