A new chapter in the story of the South Wales Valleys

Since the Valleys Regional Park partnership was established in 2020, the collective efforts of individuals and organisations across the South Wales Valleys has brought a wave of positive change — socially, economically, and environmentally 

12 outstanding parks and green spaces across the Valleys became designated ‘Discovery Gateways’ — launchpads for discovering the landscape and heritage of the South Wales Valleys. And thanks to VRP, almost £6m of Welsh Government funding was granted to these twelve sites, allowing each one to add to their offerings to better engage local communities with the natural wonders and cultural riches on their doorsteps. 

From developing accessible family bike trails at Dare Valley Country Park to a remote working hub at Llyn Llech Owain and building new children’s play parks and natural play installations at Parc Bryn Bach and Bryngarw Country Park — click here to download our digital booklet and to find out more about the achievements of each Discovery Gateway and what’s next for VRP and its Discovery Gateway network.  


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