Author: PVW

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

7th April 2015 0

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

13th March 2015 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…
Read more

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…
Read more

6th December 2014 0
Translate »