Lower Swansea Valley Project

This blighted area lies at Swansea’s front door...

Robin Huws Jones, 1961

The Lower Swansea Valley Project, established in 1961, was a pioneering post-industrial land reclamation project that cleaned up an area that was branded Britain's worst derelict landscape (John Barr, Derelict Britain, 1969).

View from Kilvey Hill towards Hafod Works in 2011 (Tehmina Goskar)2011 marked the 50th  anniversary of its official launch on 17 August 1961. LSVP brought a new natural heritage to the valley but post-industrial developments also neglected its industiral heritage.

Together with the trees and plants that now thrive in the valley, and the fish, birds and mammals that have returned, these LSVP guides will remind you of the value of the Lower Swansea Valley in the city today.