The competition, run by Gwent’s leading conservation charity GWT, forms part of the South East Resilient Uplands project (SEWRU) - a Sustainable Management Scheme Project funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union as part of its Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – which aims to highlight and showcase the uplands of Gwent as glorious places to live, work and visit.
Uplands are classed as anywhere 200m above sea level in altitude and Gwent has plenty of these - Ebbw Vale and Pontypool are both classic examples of this ever-changing rugged landscape. The winning photos in Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Hill Life Through a Lens competition perfectly showcased Gwent’s vast and varied uplands.
Natalie Waller, Head of Natural Solutions at GWT and SEWRU project lead said, “Despite the pandemic restrictions delaying many people’s visits to the uplands, we’re glad that people persevered until they were able to visit and photograph our glorious Gwent uplands and take part in our Hill Life Through a Lens competition.
“Congratulations to all our winners, and for anyone who still hasn’t visited the uplands of Gwent, take a good look at these winning photos in our gallery below, as we’re sure they will inspire you and many others to visit very soon.”