Bryngarw Country Park - Awen Cultural Trust

Bryngarw Country Park – Awen Cultural Trust

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.


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Parc Slip, Wildlife Trust – G Gavigan

Spending Time In The Valleys

Whether you live and work here or you’re visiting, you’ll experience the warmest welcome when you visit a Discovery Gateway site, join a local group or volunteer.


Support VRP Community Enterprises

Key to the future success of our Valleys is helping community enterprises to thrive. Find out what we’re doing to help them grow.


Welcome to Our Woods – Project Skyline / Mike Erskine

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!

For Families

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.


For Volunteers

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.


For Nature

The Valleys are home to some of the most breath-taking natural landscapes and iconic wildlife in Wales. A visit to the Discovery Gateways will bring you closer to nature than ever.


For Exercise

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!


For Wellbeing

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!


VRP Accessibility

Our vision is for the Valleys Regional Park to be for everyone! Find out what facilities you can expect where, as well as links to like-minded groups and organisations.


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).

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