Rural Swansea

Rural Swansea

So word on the street is that there’s even more to Swansea Bay than the City, Mumbles and Gower. The fun keeps on going!

There’s plenty of charm in the peaceful countryside of Rural Swansea. Mawr and the Lliw Valley are amongst the favourites. Mawr is one of the oldest communities in Wales and offers fascinating areas to explore (even if we do say so ourselves!)

Lliw Valley Reservoir - Rural Swansea

Many peaceful walks will welcome you, whether it’s a short stroll or a longer walk around the pretty Lliw Reservoir. Find yourself at one with nature and spot some great birds and wildlife while you’re at it. Head to Penllergare Valley Woods to find the waterfall – but be warned, you might not want to leave. The landscapes in this woodland were designed in the 1800s by a local landowner and are currently being restored to their former glory.

Mawr - Rural Swansea

If you’re feeling up for a challenge, grab your boots and head up to Penlle’r Castell. Holding the title for the highest point in Swansea, it offers quite the view. Bringing a camera comes highly recommended too!From here you can make a start on The Gower Way, a 35 mile walking route across the Peninsula from east to west.

If you’re not keen on walking then swap boots for wheels and follow the National Cycle Routes through the area – what a great way to explore! Rural Swansea is a long way from the hustle and bustle of city life, and that’s the beauty of it. Escape to the countryside if it’s peace and quiet you’re after.

Cycling in the Lliw Valley - Rural Swansea

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