Skyline  is  a  feasibility  project initiated by  The  Green  Valleys  (Wales)  CIC  into the potential for  large  scale community  transfer  of  public  land in the  South  Wales  Valleys to  act  as  a  catalyst  for regeneration.

Peak has been commissioned by Skyline to consult with communities in Treherbert RCT as a significant case study. Working with artist and producer Melissa Appleton and innovative social enterprise Welcome to Our Woods based in Treherbert, Peak will be working with local people of all ages to develop a ‘Festival of Ideas’ event for October half term.

The aim of the feasibility is to engage people in a journey that will explore the  meaning  and  potential  for  community  management  of  the  landscape for  the  long-term, considering not  just  the  economic  but  also  the  social,  cultural and  ecological opportunities  presented  by land transfer.

Find out more about Skyline Treherbert:


View of a terraced street

Treherbert Festival of Ideas

Saturday 27 October 2018
11am – 5pm
Bute Chapel, Bute Street, Treherbert, CF42 5NR

Imagine a future where our community owned the land around Treherbert… 
What would this mean for our valley – people,  environment, jobs, housing and health?     
Come and have your say…




11am –  A walk and talk with a special performance by Pen Pych Primary School students. This is a short walk suitable for all abilities, please wear warm clothes and suitable footwear. Meet at the Old Library.

1pm –  Community lunch made with local produce.

1.45pm –  Provocations from invited speakers.

2.30pm –  ‘How to build a valley’ workshop.

3.30pm – Reflections from the day.

4pm – Drinks (supplied by Rhondda Brewery).


Drop in at any time during the day – all welcome!


The Festival of Ideas is led by artist Owen Griffiths and Peak and is supported by Welcome to Our Woods.

Skyline is funded by Friends Provident Foundation. 


Image: Jon Pountney