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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...

Sponsored Listings

Rural Retreats in The Vale of Glamorgan

Peaceful and tranquil self-catering holiday cottages in the heart of the countryside and near the coast, some closer than others with a couple of cottages on the Nash Point Lighthouse site.

CoolStays in Glamorgan

Secret woodland cabins, boutique shepherd's huts and a contemporary bunkhouse. With nature on your doorstep and truly unique accommodation enjoy a holiday to remember.

Latest News

  • We’re recruiting a Head of Islands and Marine!

    Join our Wildlife Trust team! We’re recruiting a Head of Islands and Marine to join our dedicated team. The ecological and climate crises that our planet is facing are driving our vision for the future. 

  • HS2 – new report reveals exorbitant cost to nature

    A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals, for the first time, the vast scale of the destruction and impact that HS2 will cause to nature. ‘What’s the damage?  Why HS2 will cost

  • Family fun this February at The Welsh Wildlife Centre

    This February at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, bring the whole family along for some fantastic crafty events starting from the 17th February. On Monday, children can make their own creature from clay. Tuesday is a

  • News from Vine House farm

    The Wildlife Trusts have been in partnership with conservation award-winning Vine House Farm Bird foods since 2007 because their business is committed to protecting and enabling the environment they work in to thrive. Passionate conservationists,

  • 500 Club Winners

    Here are January’s lucky winners of the 500 Club 1st           271         Audrey Fisher 2nd          68           Mr M L Jones […]

  • Cardiff Bay Barrage closure – Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 January

    Due to essential maintenance works, Cardiff Bay Barrage will be closed to the public on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January between 8.30am-5pm. The walkway will be open from the Bay side as far as the Fish Pass – but there will be no access to and from the Penarth side. The Barrage Locks will be operating as normal for vessel movements. Cardiff Harbour Authority would […]

  • Our 2019 Highlights

    Oh what a year we’ve had at The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales! As 2019 draws to a close, we thought it was a great time to reflect on just how much we

  • Top 7 winter reserves to visit this Christmas!

    Winter is in full-swing, the nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping. It can be very tempting to hide away from the elements until spring, but there are so many beautiful sights to

  • Skomer Island NNR – Assistant Warden

    WTSWW is seeking an enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Assistant Warden on Skomer Island NNR in 2020. This is a seasonal post (8 months) beginning on 27 February 2020. HOW TO APPLY You

  • Have a WILD Christmas with 12 Days Wild!

    To many, Christmas is a time for spending time with family with good food in front of the television – and there’s nothing wrong with that! But consider making your Christmas a little more wild

  • Feed Rudolph (and the birds) this Christmas!

    Rudolph and friends won’t be the only hungry ones this Christmas! It may be tempting to buy ready made reindeer food, but beware! Many shop bought reindeer food are packed full of glitter which if

  • Winter Fun at the Welsh Wildlife Centre!

    Our Visitor Centre’s may be closed over the Christmas period, but get ready to bring in the New Year with home cooked hangover food and exciting wildlife activities! What’s your ultimate hangover cure? If an

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