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Local Democracy Reporting Service

Cyfarthfa Park in Merthyr Tydfil reopened on Monday and local people have been enjoying the chance to return.

The Grade II registered park, complete with a castle, lake and woods, has been closed for much of lockdown.

Lesley Davies, from Merthyr Tydfil, said: “It is lovely to be back in the park. It’s such a good place to be, a beautiful place to be.

“We have really missed it just for the daily walks, really, because we come up here regularly on a weekly basis, walk round the lake and have just really missed it.”

Helen Davies, who also lives locally and works for the NHS, agreed, saying she was pleased to get out and walk around the park for some exercise.

She said it was "nice to have a bit more freedom" but felt it was "unfair that we’ve got to stay local at the moment when we’ve got families living further [afield]".

Lee Price said he had missed using the park "as it is right by my house and somewhere to walk my dog".

"We are up there every day no matter the weather," he added, saying most people appeared to be social distancing.

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