The Valleys Regional Park
Parc Rhanbarthol y Cymoedd
This was a strategic project creating a trail from Brynmawr to Aberbeeg including 5 km of new access route, general landscape improvements and installation of facilities for visitors. The series of works within this project were developed and written up into a detailed strategy/masterplan with the assistance of the Ebbw Fach Trail Group.
They included improvements to unsafe structures, clearing ditches, providing viewing platforms, fishing platforms, stabilisation of banks, landscaping works, picnic areas, information and interpretation signage, pedestrian crossings, trail markers, seating, car parking, control of invasive weeds, improving access including DDA, bridges, dog bins, and litter bins.
The project linked well with the VRP-supported developments at Ty Ebbw Fach, now run as a community enterprise, including a new heritage room and the plinth for the now-iconic miners’ memorial Guardian,whose opening ceremony funded by VRP attracted over 8000 people.
VRP ERDF INFRASTRUCTURE AND LANDSCAPE PROJECTS
EBBW FACH TRAIL
PROJECT SPONSORS AND PARTNERS