22 May 2009>
Did you know that a giant horse measuring over 200 metres from nose to tail leaps across the mountainside at one of our popular country parks near Ystrad Mynach?
Parc Penallta is home to Sultan the pit pony – one of the largest earth sculptures in Europe. Many people do not realise he is there until they take a step back and look at the wider picture, but as our aerial photo shows he can clearly be seen, along with his hoof prints.
Parc Penallta is a 200 hectare country park on the site of the former tips of Penallta Colliery. It is made up of a variety of woodland, grassland and wetland habitats with plenty of paths to explore and secrets to discover.
An award-winning trail has been developed called 'Sultans Ear Walk' which leads visitors on a tour of the beautiful country park taking in the many attractions on offer. The route was chosen as one of the Top 50 walks in the UK by Jamie Merrill of the Independent newspaper recently.
Of the 50 walks in Great Britain only seven walks were chosen in Wales. The six other welsh walks are located in well known walking areas such as Snowdonia, Pembroke, Gower and the Brecon Beacons. Caerphilly can take great pride in becoming a nationally recognised place to visit for walking.
Please call Parc Penallta on 01443 816853 for further information.
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