Green corridor connecting Gower to West Wales
Over 250 acres of woodlands, two lakes, a river and open spaces provide a green lung for the communities of northern Swansea and an oasis of biodiversity hemmed in by urban development.
Penllergare Valley Woods boosts over 250 acres of ancient woodlands, wood pastures, open heathland, two stunning lakes and the river Llan running right through it.
In the Spring and Summer the woods are full of bluebells and wood anemones. In Autumn the valley is a blaze with colour.
(Autumn Upper Lake by Ian Michael)
The woods are alive with birdsong throughout the Spring & Summer with it being the home for many migratory visitors such as Willow Warblers, Whitethroats and Black Caps.
Our river and lakes are fished by Kingfishers, Dippers and Otters who are passing through. The waters are home for the increasing rare and mysterious European Eel.
The evening skies are full of bats on the wing including Daubenton Bats fishing on the Upper Lake.
(Kingfisher by Brian Meredith)
The Penllergare Trust is a proud partner of Climate Cymru and is committed to tackling climate change:
“The Protection of the natural environment and biodiversity have always been a core part of the work of Penllergare Valley Woods in order to pass on this unique woodland for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Recently we have developed our own Climate Action Plan, so we can progress in a sustainable manner and protect valley from the dangers climate change can present.” (The Penllergare Trust 2021)
The Trust is striving to become Carbon Neutral by 2025
Become a Volunteer and to help us protect and conserve the Penllergare Valley Woods
Our volunteers are involved in maintaining the Woods and its valuable habitats, recording and monitoring plants and wildlife, and educating visitors through conservation work and projects. To support our future and ongoing conservation please Donate