Author: PVW

Edward Harris at Tredegar Fawr

Friends Visit to Tredegar Fawr

Sunday 17th May 2015 Over 30 Friends of Penllergare were warmly welcomed to Tredegar Fawr by Ros and Edward Harris. The privately owned property is one of the oldest in the district and once belonged to the Penllergare estate having been sold by the owner Sir John Morris (who gave his name to Morriston) to…
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18th May 2015 0

Plant News from Penllergare

Thank you to Keith Clements, our long standing Volunteer Ranger for donating a sapling Weymouth Pine (Pinus strobus) grown from seed. The seeds were taken from the parent tree at Penllergare Valley Woods, and this is the only sapling that germinated out of 60, thus preserving the species from extinction at Valley Woods. The sapling…
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18th May 2015 0
Guided Walk

Spring Guided Walk

Join us for a guided tour of Valley Woods. Learn about the story of Penllergare – its history, wildlife and people. Meet at 1.30pm at the Penllergare car park. The walk will last approx. 2 hours and will cover 3 miles at a leisurely pace with stops.  Don’t forget to wear sturdy footwear. Donations welcome.…
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9th May 2015 0
One of these Bluebells is not like the others

The Good, the Bad & the Bluebell

What a week we’ve had at Penllergare Valley Woods! May 2015 The Good… Our woodland volunteers have been very busy this week with the cleft fencing.   Neil and the masonry team are progressing well with the steps off the Carriage Drive.  Sweet Chestnuts, grown from seed by volunteers have been planted to create an…
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9th May 2015 0
Gower College Marketing Students Volunteering April 2015

Group Volunteering at Penllergare Valley Woods

Only Wednesday, but we’ve already hosted 4 separate groups of volunteers at Valley Woods this week. We’ve had plumbing, electrical and marketing students from nearby Gower College for their Welsh Baccalaureate Community Challenge plus students from LRC Training.  They have worked hard clearing some pathways, and also brought in wheelbarrow loads of leaf mulch for the woodland garden…
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29th April 2015 0

First Swallow of 2015

Thanks to Woodland Ranger Volunteer Brian Meredith, we’ve had our first Swallow record for 2015 at Penllergare Valley Woods, photograph taken down at Cadle Mill on 22nd April.


27th April 2015 0
Wren nesting at Penllergare Valley Woods - Credit Sandra Evans

Easter at Penllergare Valley Woods

What a bumper weekend! The woods have played host to a huge number of visitors and our volunteers have done a sterling job running the community coffee shop during an extremely busy few days. Thank you to everyone that posted their photographs on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  I’ve credited the following and look forward to seeing…
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7th April 2015 0
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Heritage Lottery Funding for Penllergare – Phase 2

The Heritage Lottery Fund announced today £1,791,500 grant has been awarded to the Ymddiriedolaeth Penllergare Trust towards a second phase of restoration for Penllergare Valley Woods. This award is First Round funding from HLF, including a development grant to progress the project in more detail in advance of a further funding bid at the Second…
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27th March 2015 0
Robin on cleft fencing March 2015 LF

Volunteers work on Cleft Fencing

Our woodland volunteers have been busy today and very proud of the length of natural cleft fencing they have installed on the Carriage Drive.  Woodsman Ed has been upskilling the volunteers using larch that has been felled in Penllergare Valley Woods.  This friendly robin seems to approve. If you’d like to learn more about conservation, woodland and/or heritage…
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24th March 2015 0

Mother’s Day 2015 Gift Ideas

Mothering Sunday – Sunday 15th March 2015 Are you wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? Perhaps a walk around Penllergare Valley Woods then treat Mum to a hot chocolate or specialty coffee with a piece of delicious home made cake from our Coffee Shop could be the perfect gift. Our Coffee Shop is now open…
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14th March 2015 0
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