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Bryngarw Country Park - Awen Cultural Trust

Bryngarw Country Park – Awen Cultural Trust

Valleys Regional Park

Stretching from Carmarthen to Pontypool and Bridgend to Merthyr, the Valleys Regional Park is for all who live in, work in or visit The Valleys. This unique landscape holds the promise of memorable experiences for everyone: from family members of all ages, to walkers, to fitness enthusiasts, to those who want to make new friends or volunteer. Unearth the incredible stories of The Valleys and learn more about our roots, meet people in neighbouring towns and villages, experience or help protect the fabulous wildlife of The Valleys or simply enjoy getting outdoors. The choices are as varied as the changing landscape.


Parc Slip, Wildlife Trust – G Gavigan

Meet VRP People

Whether you live and work here or you’re visiting, you’ll experience the warmest welcome when you visit a Discovery Gateway, 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

Fascinating Discovery Gateways are just waiting to be explored across
South Wales 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.


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