Tag: Penllergare Valley Woods

Wildcraft Adventure! 1st March 2019

Getting kids offscreen and outdoors this February half term week in Swansea! Woodland Classroom’s video game inspired outdoor activity days return. In games like Minecraft and Terraria, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, search for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can…
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24th January 2019 0

Queen’s Voluntary Service Award for Penllergare!

The Penllergare Trust has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, which is equivalent to an MBE. The award citation states: “A small group of volunteers worked during the early years to repair the damage done to the Penllergare estate by neglect…
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3rd June 2016 0
Friends Field Study Day at Penllergare Valley Woods

Friends of Penllergare Field Study Day

The Friends of Penllergare thoroughly enjoyed a most interesting and informative Field Study Day on 20th June led by Trustee and ecologist, Nigel Robins. The weather was ideal for a four hour exploration, fine but not too hot. Although with Penllergare’s special micro-climate it was much warmer on the valley floor than it was at…
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22nd June 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
Suzy Davies AM at Penllergare Valley Woods March 2015

A Visit from Suzy Davies AM

Friday 13th March 2015. Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Suzy Davies AM, to Penllergare Valley Woods. Lee Turner, our General Manager highlighted what has been achieved with the help from our excellent volunteers to the Shadow Heritage Minister.  She was impressed with the great work that has been carried out and likes the vision for Penllergare. The…
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13th March 2015 0
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