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The Countryside of South Glamorgan

Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan
Discover the countryside of South Glamorgan on your doorstep or on holiday



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Outdoor Cardiff
With information about biodiversity, trails, events and more...

Visit the Vale
Walking, Cycling, Parks and more with a search facility to find places to go outdoors.

Parks & Gardens - Visit Cardiff
Cardiff is a very green city which boasts over 330 parks and gardens...

The Wildlife Trust locally
We manage 11 nature reserves in east Glamorgan, Cardiff and the Valleys...

Cardiff Friends of the Earth
We are a friendly group of volunteers working on local, regional, national and international environmental campaigns...

Cardiff Naturalists' Society
With news, events, places to go, publications and joining information.

Parks & Green Spaces
Cardiff council presents information about the parks and green spaces locally.

Cardiff Ramblers
Local group of the Ramblers. We organise walks in the south Wales area and beyond...

Coast and Countryside
Information at The Vale of Glamorgan council. Includes Parks, Nature, Wildlife...

Vale of Glamorgan - Accessible Countryside
Countryside and Green Spaces accessible to all.

Walking in the Vale Of Glamorgan. Volunteer based project for the maintenance, protection & promotion of public rights of way...

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Latest News

  • Latest Statement and Call for Urgent Support from our Chief Executive Officer

    On top of this, the restrictions imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19 have meant that our main income source has suddenly stopped. We earn nearly 50% of our income through tourism-related activities; cafes, shops,

  • We Need Your Support Now More Than Ever!

    This is clearly an unprecedented time for us as a Wildlife Trust and we need your support now more than ever.  Our Visitor Centres and islands of Skomer and Skokholm provide much of the income

  • Skomer Island voted Best Nature Reserve in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards!

    We are delighted to announce that our wonderful Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire has been awarded the Best Nature Reserve in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards! These annual awards are now in their eighth year and recognises

  • New faces on Skomer Island!

    April marks the beginning of a new season on Skomer and Skokholm Island, ordinarily Lockley Lodge will be full of eager wildlife enthusiasts queuing for their boat tickets. Unfortunately, this is not the case currently

  • Remembering Denys Smith

    Words by Mat Ridley, Chair of East Carmarthenshire Local Group Denys Smith, who has died aged 97, will be fondly remembered by many in in the Wildlife Trust movement in Wales. Denys was a key

  • Planting the Future

    The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Education and People & Wildlife Officers, along with Gwent Wildlife Trust have been helping Cardiff University’s Project Phoenix, schools’ tree-planting initiative in Wales. The tree-planting programme is

  • Flying High for our Red Squirrels

    The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) would like to extend an absolutely massive thank you to volunteer fundraiser Michael Cunningham who undertook a skydive to raise funds for our conservation work with

  • An update from Brecknock

    Introducing our reserves to Crickhowell Walking Festival-goers Pauline, People & Wildlife Officer for Brecknock and volunteer Ruth lead a walk for Crickhowell Walking Festival which included an ancient well, a fort, two of our nature

  • Ash Dieback at South Lodge Woods

    You might be aware that we have been developing a strategy for dealing with issues arising from Ash Die Back disease. Ash die back is a tree disease that targets and kills off ash trees.

  • Do the little things for wildlife this St David’s Day

    On 1st March, schools and communities up and down the length and breadth of Wales celebrate St David’s Day. Children will wear traditional Welsh dresses and pin leaks and daffodils to their lapels. St David’s

  • Celebrating the incredible women at WTSWW!

    March 8th marks International Women’s Day! What better way to celebrate than to shine a light on the incredible women who work across the Trust? From administration, catering, and marketing to the CEO herself –

  • Step into a Wilder Future at the RHS Show, Cardiff

    Following the success of our ‘Into the Nest’ garden in 2019, we are delighted to confirm that we will be exhibiting again at the RHS Show in Cardiff on 17th – 19th April. Inspired by

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