The Vale of Glamorgan has a rich variety of landscapes, enjoyed
by thousands of local people and visitors each year. Inland, you
find a patchwork of small woodlands and hedgerows, while dramatic
cliffs dominate the coast. Our limestone cliffs, downs, woodlands
and wetlands are home to many plants and animals.
The Council's Countryside and Environmental Projects section
helps to conserve and manage countryside areas so they are
sustainable, to be enjoyed now and in the future.
We try to:
- Look after our unique natural assets
- Help you to enjoy and understand the countryside
- Work with others to improve our physical environment
The Vale contains 19km of Heritage Coast, two Country Parks and over 500km of Public Rights of
Way. Twenty-one of our important areas are Sites of Special
Scientific Interest, which means they are of national importance
for nature or geological conservation. If you'd like to find out
more about Sites of Special Scientific Interest or other protected
areas, you can visit the Countryside Council for Wales
Here you can find out more about the work we do and how you can
enjoy the countryside.