The Valleys Regional Park

Parc Rhanbarthol y Cymoedd

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ENHANCING THE VRP EXPERIENCE

Enhancing the VRP Experience for Visitors
Project Sponsor - Countryside Council for Wales/NRW


The project officer Luke Maggs was seconded form CCW/NRW but continued to sit within NRW (previously in CCW) and was part of the VRP core team working to ensure the following:


Quality standards for country parks, standards for walking and cycling routes to grade route for ease of route, links to tourism ambassador schemes, specialist interpretation advice consistently across the VRP, real best practice examples of delivering green infrastructure and a cultural landscape approach.


The VRP through the project supported a novel collective approach towards Green Flag Award submissions across the valleys. As such, most of the valleys’ Country Parks have now been awarded the Green Flag indicating the high standards of those Country Parks.


The project also created superb high-quality videos of projects and initiatives such as that above.


Finally, the ‘Enhancing the VRP Experience’ project ensured that CCW and subsequently NRW remained and continue to remain key partners for the VRP.


The VRP youtube channel created through the ‘Enhancing the VRP Experience’ can be visited by clicking the link top right or on the image below.