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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.



Weddings at Country Parks

We can offer a Tithe Barn, other historical buildings or a dedicated meadow for hire as a wedding venue for civil ceremonies, wedding blessings and wedding receptions.






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.




About grassland ecosystems

Making Space for Nature

The loss of wildflower-rich grasslands and the wildlife it supports is an issue of public concern. We are committed to tackling climate change and biodiversity loss by making space for nature in the Vale of Glamorgan.


The Vale of Glamorgan Council manages a significant amount of grassland. We have an opportunity to restore and enhance these grasslands as habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. We plan to do this through our new approach to managing verges and grassland within the Vale. 


Making Space for Nature