Newport and the Valleys in South Wales offers a picturesque and varied countryside, known for its rolling hills, lush valleys, and historic landmarks. The countryside around Newport and the Valleys provides a rich tapestry of natural beauty, historical sites, and cultural heritage.

The River Usk flows through Newport and the Valleys refer to a series of valleys in South Wales, known for their natural beauty and industrial heritage. Including:

  • UNESCO World Heritage – the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  • Brecon Beacons National Park – although not entirely within the Valleys, parts of the Brecon Beacons border the area, offering stunning landscapes, hiking trails, and waterfalls like Henrhyd Falls and Sgwd Eira
  • Caerphilly Mountain provides panoramic views of the surrounding valleys
  • Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk
  • Cwmcarn Forest Drive
  • The Valleys are famous for their coal mining history, with several museums and heritage centers dedicated to preserving this legacy.

The area retains a strong sense of Welsh culture, with traditional music, festivals, and the Welsh language still prevalent.

About Our Branch

The Newport & Valleys Branch actively responds to planning applications and challenges contentious issues which may affect the area. The region encompasses several council areas which the branch monitors. The main council areas within are:

Join us

The Newport & Valleys Branch always welcomes new members from individuals, families, community councils, corporates to schools. All our meetings are open to any person wishing to learn more about the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales with an intention of joining the organisation.

We would love to have members from all areas.

Our Contact Details

Chair: Simon Brook
Email: [email protected] 

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