Valleys Regional Park
Valleys Regional Park champions the iconic landscape and people of the South Wales Valleys, working with partners to maximise the environmental and social benefits for local communities and future generations.
Through varied community-focused projects and outdoor initiatives, we’re determined to work in partnership with you, the people of the Valleys, to ensure that our region continues to be a fantastic place to work, live and explore.
Whether you want to help protect the region’s landscape by taking part in free environmental conservation activities at one of our Discovery Gateway sites discover your local, green landscape anew, or boost your health and wellbeing by spending time outdoors among nature.
Caring for the Valleys and it’s people?
It’s In Our Nature.
Twelve Discovery Gateways
Our Discovery Gateway sites are just waiting to be explored across
the South Wales Valleys, with each one offering a uniquely enjoyable experience.
Click on the map to find them and start planning your adventure today!
Looking for some family fun for all ages? Get out of the house and come to our Discovery Gateways and you’ll discover loads of new things, find out about The Valleys roots and enjoy exciting activities.
Interested in meeting people and doing good at the same time? We need volunteers right across our VRP communities to help preserve and protect our Valleys.
The rugged landscape of The Valleys provides opportunities to support our health. From quiet walks through beautiful scenery to joining organised groups and activities, there really is something for everyone!
Do you enjoy peace, relaxation or meeting up in the fresh air? Find the perfect spot at the Discovery Gateways or venture out in search of your own special place. There’s magic around every corner!
The Valley Regional Park is funded by the European Structural Fund scheme under Priority 5: Public Services Reform and Regional Working with a total of £981,655. The project will work to establish a new strategic regional collaboration. Working across the traditional local government and administrative boundaries, to deliver the collective ambition set out in the prospectus published by Welsh Government through the Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys to create a Valleys Regional Park (VRP).