Penllergare Valley Woods

This 'forgotten' Victorian paradise, with lakes, waterfalls, terraces, panoramic views and exotic trees is being brought back to life.
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Facilities

Children welcome Family friendly Onsite Parking Restaurant / Café Dogs allowed all year Visitor Information Point


Penllergare Valley Woods is a picturesque landscape hidden away in a steep valley just a stone's throw, yet a world away, from the M4 in north Swansea.

With its lakes and waterfalls, terraces, panoramic views, exotic trees and shrubs, this forgotten Victorian paradise is being slowly restored and brought back to life by the Penllergare Trust.

The new car park and visitor centre, opened in September 2013 near to J47 of the M4, provides simple facilities for visitors including toilets, information and a small cafe with stunning views from the cafe terrace to the upper lake. From here, visitors can enjoy over 12km of walks including along the Carriage Drive to the now demolished former home of the Dillwyn Llewelyn family, and also down into the gorge where the family created the upper lake with a stunning man made waterfall. Paths and tracks lead on down alongside the afon Llan as it meanders its way to Fforest fach.

The woods are teeming with wildlife with kingfishers on the river, and buzzards and red kites are frequent visitors. The rhododendrons, the legacy of the 'plant hunting' Dillwyn Llewlyn family in the 19th century, along with drifts wild daffodils and bluebells are a popular sight in spring.


Image Credits:
Lower Lake at Sunrise: C. Beor
Penllergaer Woods: J. Butt

Postal address:
Penllergaer
Swansea
SA4 9GS

Phone number:
# 01792 344224   

Email address:
@ contact@penllergare.org

Website:
W www.penllergare.org

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Opening information:

Woods open daily, all year. Please contact for Visitor Centre opening information.

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