About VRP

We are VRP — passionate about wellbeing, environment and community in the South Wales Valleys.

Valleys Regional Park champions the iconic landscape and people of the South Wales Valleys, working with partners to maximise the environment 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 its people? It’s In Our Nature.

As part of our work, we strive to celebrate the natural beauty and rich heritage that our region has to offer, which is why we’ve identified twelve locations across the Valleys that do just that… and a whole lot more.

Introducing our Discovery Gateways. From country parks and heritage sites to nature reserves, these special places offer inspiring and memorable experiences for everyone, no matter your age or interest

Dan Lock

Are you a fun-seeking family? Or do you just want to get out of the house? Are you already fit and looking for your next activity? Perhaps you’d like to make some new friends? Would you like to increase your mobility? Or would helping to conserve and protect the Valleys wildlife and natural environment appeal to you? experiencing and protecting our fabulous wildlife appeal to you?

The choices are as varied as the changing landscape. Explore our website to see how we can help you — and how you can help the Valleys continue to thrive in return.

Go to Discovery Gateways

What we do

Our Valleys are not a single community but many communities with different views and a range of ambitions. We are a partnership, which means that we encourage everyone to work together to achieve these goals across our Valleys.

We inspire positive changes in the way we care for our Valleys landscape.
We connect people with a wide range of outdoor activities for health and wellbeing.
We support communities to explore new ideas and enterprises.

Who we work with

We are governed by a board made up of the leaders of 13 local authorities:

Blaenau Gwent
Bridgend
Caerphilly
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Merthyr
Monmouthshire
Neath Port Talbot
Newport
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Swansea
Torfaen
Vale of Glamorgan
We also work closely with organisations and individuals including:
Community enterprises  |  Charities  |  Government organisations  |  Health organisations  |  Local communities  |  Voluntary groups
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