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Terraces

Terrace Gardens

In the 19th century the steps through the Terrace Gardens would have been the main route from the Big House to the Upper Lake. In 2000 the area was overgrown with rhododendron and cherry laurel. Our woodland volunteers have been clearing the undergrowth, recreating historic paths and opening up historic views. A stonemason and his…
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12th December 2014 0

Community Coffee Shop and Car Park

Opened in September 2013, our community-run coffee shop is run by over 40 local volunteers. Pop in for a chat, “proper coffee”, some delicious homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches as well as a biscuit for our canine friends! All profits go to the future maintanance and restoration of Penllergare.


11th December 2014 0
Water Vole

Rare water vole found at Lower Lake

Exciting news – a water vole has been spotted and photographed at Lower Lake proving the importance of Penllergare as a green corridor for a diverse range of wildlife. According to the Wildlife Trust, the water vole is Britain’s fastest declining wild mammal and has disappeared from many parts of the country where it was…
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10th December 2014 0

Further development threats to Penllergare

PRESS RELEASE. The sale of the Council’s Penllergaer Civic Centre, including the site of the former Penllergare estate house is a reminder of the ongoing threat from development to Penllergare Valley Woods. Damage has already been done to Penllergare Valley Woods through adjacent developments and this latest sale of development land by the main entrance…
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6th December 2014 0
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