Argoed is situated on the banks of the Sirhowy river in Caerphilly, South Wales. The river rises from its source at Cefn Pyllau-duon mountain and flows through Sion-Sieffre's reservoir, Tredegar and Blackwood, before joining the Ebbw river by Crosskeys.
Nearby is Bargoed Woodland Park, Caerphilly's newest country park. Walks can be taken along the Rhymney River and it's hard to believe that this quiet and natural place was once the site of the highest coal tip in Europe. Visitors can explore the fragments of old woodland that escaped the ravages of mining. The river, once trapped in a huge tunnel, is now alive with dippers, herons, kingfishers and otters.
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