Coast and Countryside

The Vale of Glamorgan has a diverse range of plants, animals and habitats. Our Rangers are responsible for conservation work, on-site maintenance, public rights of way path maintenance, habitat creation, biodiversity recording and delivering an Environmental Education Programme to schools.   


Rangers are based at the Heritage Coast Centre, Cosmeston Lakes and Medieval Village and Porthkerry Country Park work across the Vale of Glamorgan. 


  • Maintenance of countryside sites and Public Rights of Way network.
  • Conservation and biodiversity improvements.
  • Environmental Education Programme to schools and colleges.
  • Volunteer Engagement.


coast near monknashGlamorgan Heritage Coast
Porthkerry ViaductPorthkerry Country Park
Cosmeston Medieval VillageCosmeston Medieval Village
Aerial view of Glamorgan Heritage Coast CentreHeritage Coast Centre
Fox on wallNature and Wildlife
Augmented-Reality-App-Hill-FortApps and Activities
bug hunting at cosmeston

Walks, Talks and Education



Biodiversity simply means the variety of life. It includes all living things from the smallest flea to the biggest tree.


You will see biodiversity everywhere in the Vale: in town gardens and window boxes, woods, roadsides, open countryside, rivers and coast.


The Vale supports a rich and varied wildlife: hedgerows, woodlands, river valleys and coast shape our landscape and provide food and habitat for mammals and birds.






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